Yesterday, during a Hope Air flight, the virtual odometer in my logbook finally ticked around past 400 hours.
It was a day of flying extremes. I flew three legs totalling 8 hours flight time (7.2 air time), of which 3.3 hours was hand-flown in IMC. The trip involved flying IFR through Toronto terminal airspace over Toronto/Pearson, Canada’s busiest airport; flight over water; a slow-moving cold front blanketing the route with heavy rain and hours of light and moderate turbulence; a brief encouter with clear icing (not with passengers in the plane); and at the end of the final leg, an ILS approach in more turbulence with a circling landing, and then back home in time for supper. I don’t think I’ll have trouble remembering what I was doing when I hit 400.