Shared flights taken by Pascal Duchemin

12/11/2020 - N21263 (Logged Time: 2.20) KHWD O22 KHWD Flown into IMC and did 180 over KLVK ----------- I decided to go to an airport I had been once or twice before a long time ago: Columbia. The outbound flight was pretty uneventful which allowed me to refresh my memory on using the autopilot and ask for weather through Flight service. When arriving to O22, I heard a tanker leave. The Fire department was dispatching 2 other tanker and asked me to go around to let them take off. I went around and waited 5 mn south of the airport then returned to the airport. The way back was more eventful. I knew the weather would get worse later in the afternoon, but not during my flight time. METARs and TAFs were OK. However, as I was crossing the valley, I would hit a few small storm so would just avoid them. Unfortunately as I would get over KLVK I could not maintain VFR at 3000. I asked to descent to 2000 but only got cleared to 2500. After a few more miles I hit IMC and had to do a 180. Controller saw that I was uturning and granted me 2000 feet. Even though I went through rain, I had still good visibility, I landed in KHWD uneventfully.
C-172 S, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
12/5/2020 - N14008 (Logged Time: 0.60) KHWD KHWD Flight with Leo over Dubin, Turns -------- On a very calm morning, we decided to fly with our son. It had been almost a couple months we had not flown with him, so it took me a little while to set the go pros and car seat, fortunately he was able to keep himself occupied looking at what was going on at the airport. I asked flight following over Dublin and was cleared out of runway 28R. The air was quite smooth which was enjoyable for the passengers. We did about 4 of 5 turns around Dublin and our son seem totally fine with the flight. I believe that he is ready for a flight to another airport next time.
C-172 S G-1000, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
11/29/2020 - N328TA (Logged Time: 1.90) KHWD KHES KHWD Flight Following ------- I flew with a friend to Healdsburg. There wasn't much traffic so we got clear to flew through Oakland without vectors to follow a specific highway. We followed I580 to spot our homes. On the way back, as we were taking off from HES we spotted a fire north to the airport. We flew around just to see what was going in and it seemed to be controlled fire. The return back was uneventful
C-172 S, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
11/20/2020 - N172CA (Logged Time: 1.30) KHWD KVCB KHWD Flight Following ------------ On the way to Vacaville, I asked Travis Approach if the alert area was active. The controller was pretty busy and answered fast to the point I could not really understand what he said, but I announced my intention to fly into it. As I was over Travis AFB I could see C15 traffic 5 miles out descending into the pattern. The controller had me initiate my descent. I did a touch and go and headed back to KHWD. After a few steep turn south of the AFB for practice I ended at KHWD safely
C-172 N, Cessna Skyhawk/100 ASEL
10/30/2020 - N20HJ (Logged Time: 1.20) KHWD KHWD Pattern -------------- Still in the process of getting checked out on the DA40. We basically practice touch and goes the whole time. Everything went uneventfully.
DA40-XLS, Diamond Diamond Star ASEL
10/11/2020 - N14008 (Logged Time: 0.60) KHWD KHWD Flight over Dublin with Leo and Naomi. --------------- It was Leo's 3rd flight. This time, he knew what to expect and did not cry nor complain. We kept the flight short again. We purchased a flight headset for him where he could listen and speak. This made the flight much more enjoyable for him.
C-172 S G-1000, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
10/9/2020 - N21263 (Logged Time: 0.80) KHWD KHWD Flight over east San Jose over extinguished fires. ------- I had been flying the DA40 for the past couple flights and wanted to ensure that I could still handle proper landings on the C172 before getting some passengers. I took the opportunity to fly over East San Jose were fires had been raging up until the previous week.
C-172 S, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
9/25/2020 - N525DS (Logged Time: 1.10) KHWD KHWD Pattern work ------------ The previous lesson on the DA40 had a few bad landings, my instructor and I agreed we should still focus on this. This time I was quite briefed on the procedure and was able to got those landing under control. Next session should hopefully be the last one with instructor. We will focus on maneuvers and emergency procedures.
DA40-180, Diamond Diamond Star ASEL
9/19/2020 - N525DS (Logged Time: 15.00) KHWD KHWD DA40 Landings, go around, short approach. ------------- After a whole year flying on the DA40, I finally decided to train again on the plane. I knew that my struggles were the landings. So my instructor and I just focused on that. The first couple landings were fine. Then the next 2 were quite bumpy (one really was). After chatting for a few mn we took off again and managed to get those landings in a better shape.
DA40-180, Diamond Diamond Star ASEL
9/5/2020 - N14008 (Logged Time: 1.20) KHWD KHWD Bay tour via Half Moon Bay ------------ I headed west towards KSQL and then KHAF.. I headed then north on the coast after the golden gate bridge and reached Stinson Beach. After climbing up and heading back east, I picked up flight following to head back to Hayward.
C-172 S G-1000, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
8/8/2020 - N21263 (Logged Time: 0.50) KHWD KHWD Second flight with Leo over Dublin area. ---------- A week prior, our son got onto his first GA flight. The flight was short and besides a few bumps right after takeoff, he did not seem to mind. We decided to go on another very short flight the following week. We went over Dublin again. I asked flight following. The controller was pretty busy but able to help out. As expected, right after take off the few bumps made the kid cry. But we gave him some cookies to calm him down. After a couple turns we headed back to KHWD and landed uneventfully. He likes the sound of the stall horn on landing, so made a long flair to get this sound to last a little linger than usual.
C-172 S, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
8/2/2020 - N629AH (Logged Time: 0.50) KHWD KHWD First Flight with Leo over Dublin -------------- Our son had not flown in a small airplane since he was born. Since I am hoping to fly more often with the family in the future, we decided to have him try a very short flight. I had my wife next to him in the back seat. Pre flight was a little different since I had to setup the car seat and various webcams to record the flight. I asked flight following to practice over Dublin. We took off from 28R. On take off he was clapping and seemed happy but soon after things got slightly bumpy. My son did not appreciate this too much and started asking to go back. After getting handed over to Norcal Approach and be over Dublin, I asked to come back. We gave him some cookies to calm him down which helped quite a bit. Overall the flight was OK, but we will have to get him used to bumps during the course of the flight.
C-172 S, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
7/24/2020 - N21263 (Logged Time: 0.60) KHWD KHWD Bay tour with Naomi --------------- It had been almost 3 years that my wife had not had a chance to fly with me. We weren't sure if she would have been able to be used to flying in a small single engine plane, so decided to go on a very quick bay tour. I asked for flight following from the ground and got cleared to follow highway 880. The whole city of San Francisco was overcast, so we U turned around Angle island and headed back to Hayward.
C-172 S, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
7/19/2020 - N14008 (Logged Time: 1.30) KHWD 2O3 KHWD Xwind landing in 2O3 ------------ The person before me did not return the plane on time which shrunk my already small window (2 hours) of time for my Xconuntry flight. I went ahead and did the usual prelflight and asked for flight following from the ground but was ot given in a transition to OAK;s airspace. The outbound flight was uneventful by I knew that I would be really tight on time if I had to stop at 2O3 or have to do a couple landings. The airport does not have a METAR so I flew over the field to look at the windsock. I could not tell the wind speed but this was a direct Xwind. I was a little high on final and did the mistake of putting full flaps (which does not help with strong Xwind). I managed to land the plane fairly OK but the runway being 3000 feet I had to take off quick again. I did another more important mistake to not wait for the flaps to be fully up and took of. The plane got pushed outside of the runway even though I was still at just a few feet high and as the flaps were retracting, the plane went back down,fortunately did not touch the ground. Return back was uneventful but landed right on time. I should have had simply not gone that far and done a much shorter flight than the one I had planned to knowing that I would be short on time and would have to rush some of my precedures.
C-172 S G-1000, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
7/4/2020 - N14008 (Logged Time: 1.30) KHWD C83 KCCR KHWD Flight following, stall, Emergency procedures -------- Weather was perfect on a Saturday morning. A friend and I took off towards Byron for airwork. After executing a stall, I went through the emergency landing procedure (engine failuer) and then headed to C83 for a quick touch an go with a straight out departure to KCCR. Couple traffics were on their way out as I arrived. After a touch and go in KCCR, we headed back to KHWD. About 3 miles north of Lake Chabot, controller first told me to head to Cal state. Another traffic was on its way to so got rerouted direct to the airport. I noticed at the last minute that I was too high and would bust into KOAK Class C we forced me to do a quick dive to stay below Class C. Landing was uneventful in KHWD.
C-172 S G-1000, Cessna Skyhawk SP ASEL
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