A couple of weeks ago I made an evening trip with my instructor to the scenic area of Portsmouth, Ohio (KPMH). It was an interesting trip because so many features are present in the area. I got to see the outline of the Ohio River/Kentucky border, the Appalachian mountains, the states of Ohio and West Virginia, and beautiful autumn farmland all in the same view. It was absolutely incredible.
I have now seen every corner of the state of Kentucky from the air, and can picture it in my head like one would see it from space. This is a really neat skill to have, and I can’t wait to be able to picture the United States like this.
Also, while in Portsmouth, I had my first $100 hamburger. For all the non-pilot readers out there scratching your heads, this is a common term among pilots. It’s when someone wants to fly, but doesn’t know how to justify doing it. They therefore decide to fly somewhere with a restaurant, eat there, and come back. This usually costs at least $100 in aircraft fees-thus the term $100 hamburger. Although I was flying off my syllabus time in school, I’ll still take credit for it here. The people there were very friendly and I had a great time. The flight back was a little bumpy but also routine (even though I was in the right seat). It was a great little flight and I recommend a trip there if you’re looking for a place to eat.