I’m surprised nobody opened this thread yet
So let’s start. For me again it was quite good year having in mind that I spent some time on sea side and some time abroad no flying. In total I flew 152 hours in 2022 which is a bit more than 2021 (135 flight hours). The plans for 2023 is to do a bit more, having in mind Croatia joining Schengen and getting direct access to many fields in Italy, France, Germany, Hungary etc. that I haven’t visited because of the hassle with mandatory visiting international airport when entering country.
thanks for that @Emir
Well, I’m not gonna complain about 2022
I flew a little bit more than 450 hours, not quite reaching that secret 500h target (…). 99% of those hours were flown on my ship, during different trips to fly-ins, or fly-outs. And of course I was able to finally realise that long dream of the SEP NAT, and back, see YLL on Tour…
2023 goals are to fly more on the different airplanes I have access to (already logged 1:11 on a superb RV-14 day before yesterday), but being realistic I won’t approach the 2022 totals… again aiming to visit most national homebuilt fly-ins, probably some impromptu trips with friends, and maybe another visit to Croatia when they are in Schengen.
And of course, I will try to attend all of the EuroGA fly-ins
Had a fairly average year on about 150 flight hours, but more than doubled the distance flown, due to partly using a much faster bird.
Plan to do much more this year (have to burn the money made last year).
Well, 2022 as before: nothing. Well, ok, I was on board for the test flight after the repair of my airplane. Since then, no time whatsoever.
2023: Get my SEP back ASAP (first the medical and I have a date for that now) and then my personal goal is to fly at least once a month. That is not much, granted, but it would be a starting point to get back into routine.
I got lots of places I would like to go to nearby by plane and will see how many I can manage. As this year is the last one out of LSZH (as they outprice based GA from 2024) I want to make the most of it.
If things do not go as planned and I see that time constraints once again stop me from doing things, the aircraft will go for sale this spring.
60h in 2022 so far, less than 2020/2021 where GA was the main tool to skip CV19 hassle during regular commutes UK-France, life got a bit in the way with work and two babies: no more tailwheel, aerobatics, gliding, instructing, aeroclub…
You know the story: the two happiest days of an airplane owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it, I was twice happy early this year when I finally sold my 1/5 of Mooney in UK and bought 1/2 of Mooney in France
2023: Corsica-Croatia with family, Iceland in June and EDNY in April with friends
Thanks to this thread I noticed that I forgot to update my digital logbook (= excel sheet) in 2022.
1h 41min total in 2022.
First half of 2022 started badly with basically all of the aircraft of the school I only transfered to in 2021 being grounded for technical reasons. I finally got signed off on their C172 in September, then made a short solo flight with that aircraft in October. That was it. Pretty pathetic and far short of my goals.
2023 will see a major change in my private life. I will switch to a new hospital and become a senior physician (“Oberarzt”) there. This should coincide with better planable work hours, but that’s no guarantee. Like @Mooney_Driver I hope to fly at least once a month. My SEP will need renewal in July, so the minimum goal is to renew that. i did the last two renewals through a flight review with an FE instead of by experience, so I’m not worried about the lack of hours per se, but renewing by experience for once would be a nice change…
30.3 hours last year. The year started out well, but after losing my plane in May I kind of lost heart – I didn’t fly at all in June and July. Then I had to get my French PPL which got complicated too, though finally in November it did work out (no thanks to the Aeroclub de Dax).
If things go to plan I will have my own plane again soon, though I still get bouts of cold feet about it. Goals for this year, get all my instrument currency and ratings sorted so I can “fly to go somewhere”. And then do some flying to go places.
And of course I was able to finally realise that long dream of the SEP NAT, and back, see YLL on Tour…
Once again I have to say what a tour!
Flew around 40 hours last year which was slightly down on previous years but am hoping to make up for it in 2023 by flying my new steed a bit more often and also further. If I can train my body for 5 – 6 hour legs, my goal would be to fly it across to Oshkosh. Let’s see how the flying goes in the first two quarters….
68h, my lowest since 2008, but I only got my engine back mid July so not bad! Some lovely trips too, especially going back to Venice post pandemic