I've not been writing a lot of stuff about my latest flights. Not that they were uneventful, but I've been a little busy with other stuff. I will try to get back into the habit of documenting every flight, for learning purposes.

For now, I'll keep a short factual summary.

Flight 38

Date: 20 may 2021, 17:00 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 201725Z AUTO 19008KT 9999 OVC089/// 15/06 Q1014 BLU=

00:41 minutes of flying time: € 69,70

Flight 39

Date: 30 may 2021, 16:30 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 301625Z AUTO 07011KT 9999 NCD 22/05 Q1024 BLU=

00:43 minutes of flying time: € 73,10

Flight 40

Date: 19 jun 2021, 15:30 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 191525Z AUTO 01006KT 9999 FEW130/// 24/17 Q1013 BLU=

00:47 minutes of flying time: € 79,90

Flight 41

Date: 9 jul 2021, 16:00 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 091625Z AUTO 28006KT 9999 NCD 22/12 Q1020 BLU=

00:37 minutes of flying time: € 62,90

Flight 42

Date: 5 aug 2021, 10:30 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 051055Z 21007KT 9999 FEW035 SCT200 20/13 Q1009 BLU BLU=

00:46 minutes of flying time: € 78,20

Flight 43

Date: 14 aug 2021, 16:00 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 141625Z AUTO 28005KT 9999 FEW045/// 24/13 Q1019 BLU=

00:50 minutes of flying time: € 85,00

Flight 44

Date: 26 aug 2021, 14:00 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 261625Z AUTO 28008KT 9999 SCT026/// 18/13 Q1015 BLU=

00:56 minutes of flying time: € 95,20

Flight 45

Date: 6 sep 2021, 17:00 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 061725Z AUTO 05003KT 9999 SCT200/// 21/13 Q1023 BLU=

00:42 minutes of flying time: € 71,40

Flight 46

Date: 19 sep 2021, 08:00 (UTC)


  • METAR EBBL 190825Z AUTO 09004KT 9999 BKN042/// 15/12 Q1014 BLU=

01:00 minutes of flying time: € 102,00


This flight, I did a flight from EBZH around Diest, passing Aarschot and BUN (Bruno VOR), back to EBZH. Because I finally received my Radio License in the mail, I also contacted Brussels Information instead of just monitoring the frequency.

It was quite busy and almost always somebody was talking. So I waited for a moment and contacted them.

Here's how that went:

OO-G83: "Brussels Information, OO-G83"

Brussels Information: "OO-G83, Brussels Information"

OO-G83: "OO-G83, VFR Flight from EBZH to EBZH via Aarschot and Bruno, 2 miles west of Hasselt, 1200 ft, request flight information"

Brussels Information: "OO-G83, Brussels Information, QNH 1013"

OO-G83: "QNH 1013, OO-G83"

Brussels Information: "OO-G83, squawk 2000 IDENT"

OO-G83: "say again, OO-G83" (I was not expecting IDENT)

Brussels Information: "OO-G83, squawk 2000 IDENT"

OO-G83: "squawk 2000, OO-G83"

Brussels Information: "OO-G83, squawk IDENT"

OO-G83: "squawking IDENT" (I press the IDENT button)

Brussels Information: "OO-G83, Identified"

That was pretty much it, for the rest I was listening to make sure I wasn't being addressed with traffic information. But all I ended up saying after that was to request my frequency change to Hasselt Radio.

I should've already been squawking 2000 and I thought IDENT was more unusual than it actually was. And a little less SAY AGAIN would've been good.

Next Flight

I still need a few more hours for my checkride for passengers (30 solo hours). But I also need some challenges, after building up some routine with local flights.

Some thoughts

My instructor had suggested us taking a slightly more elaborate flight. Unfortunatly we didn't get to that anymore. It would've made some great memories I'm sure.