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January 28, 2011 - 1000 Landings

I made a short flight this afternoon to fill the tanks on my airplane.  I do this because the price of fuel at my home airport is currently $6.68 per gallon and the price I paid today at Zepherhills airport was $4.20 per gallon.  The difference, for the 36 gallons that I bought today is a little over $89.00, which would be worth about 21 gallons purchased at Zepherhills, and makes it worth the 10 gallons it takes me to get there and back.

For me, the most interesting thing about the flight is that the landing at Zepherhills was my 1000th landing in a small airplane.  Here are some other current numbers from my private flying career:

Total time in the left seat 1090 hours
Total time Pilot in Command 1031 hours
Total time cross country 845 hours
Total time with an instructor 111 hours
Total time in instrument conditions 91 hours
Landings, day 956
Landings, night 45