jtaviation on Instagram

Jake

Professional Pilot sharing my experiences with the world. ✈️

Similar users See full size profile picture

Report inappropriate content

@jtaviation photos and videos

This weekend, well, Saturday was amazing... many many thanks to my friend 🛫@a_santiago561 for the invitation to tag along on a @pilotsnpaws 🐶 volunteer flight - it was the first I’ve done and was so happy to be a part of it. - Naturally being in the plane, I got some chances to wipe off some terribly clingy dust 🤧 off my wings. Quite humbling knowing psychomotor skill proficiency has diminished and trying to perform. 🧐 knowing what to do and actually making the plane emulate it becomes quite difficult again having to consciously make the actions I needed to. 🤓never stop learning. - Lastly, if you haven’t already, give my other page @themindfulnav a look to follow my 🙏 personal journey if you’re interested. Unfortunately, after Saturday, I’m realizing my symptoms are putting me in a position to not be able to take those kinds of opportunities in the future. I’m ready for my magic genie🧞‍♂️and some wishes. Till then ♥️ you all :)

0

. I will never quit. I will fight. I will seek answers. I will cry. I’ll make you proud little guy.

0

Alright, not too shabby not too shabby. Shaking some dust off the ‘ole Nikon and seeing what I remember. What do you think? at Saint Petersburg, Florida

0

Much obliged to @a_santiago561 for introducing me to Jerrie, his beautiful Mooney. And of course for carrying the oh so delicate flower @blueskiesmco and I to River Ranch last night for dinner. Flying is precious. Moments are priceless. Wallow in them. at Saint Petersburg, Florida

0

Most of you all know how much I love my bike - super cheap to operate/maintain while rewarding a ton of fun. She’s been a bit of a time filler for me the last number of days and weeks while I slowly run out of productive things to do. - - I’m unfortunately still out on med leave with no set return to work date and I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been one of the most difficult times I’ve faced yet. There are days I wonder why I’m not cleared yet. And there are others I feel like a herd of elephants have stampeded on every inch of my body. It’s inconsistent. It’s seemingly plateaued. And all I want to do is fly planes. - - In the meantime, I’ll keeping taking Delaney (my bike) out when I feel up to it and keep the optimism alive that I’ll get that 3rd dimension back in my life sometime soon!

0

It’s been a hot minute since getting to do what I love on a consistent basis. Memories like these help keep the dream and passion alive... Having a landing competition with @ryo_nino_ who’s been one of my favorite people to fly with. Clearly he proved me wrong with something here because I boo-ed and he laughed😂😂😂 Unfortunately we were constrained by dumb rules and policies by a particular school, but it didn’t stop us from have a great time within the gray areas 😜 looking forward to visiting you in Japan at some point buddy!

0

So let me tell you about this guy right here. I got an e-mail in April 2011 as I was graduating high school to let know who my roommates would be in college. Naturally I Facebook stalked him. Kid you not, this guy had some sketch-looking stuff and he was either going to be really fucking creepy or really fucking cool. Thankfully it was the latter and we’ve been good friends for almost a decade. It’s near impossible for us to have <1hr conversation. If it weren’t for my new routine’s 9pm bedtime, we would’ve talked for 2+ hours last night. The guy is making it in New York and I have no doubt he’ll become the film director he’s always dreamed of becoming. He’s insightful and has the vision to make it happen. Ladies and gentlemen, @azizirodney at Brooklyn, New York

0

Sharing drinks and some salt air on an absolutely beautiful day in Cocoa. Waiting for the falcon heavy launch tonight 🚀 at City of Cocoa Beach

0

Big big BIG announcement coming... 😍 Think the picture gives it away, but I’ll pretend I’m holding you in suspense!

0

Throwback to the warm summer days in Mulino, OR during a fly-in. To say I was super jealous of the woman who owned this stunning 170 is an understatement. Just look at it glisten 😍 wish I could’ve logged some hours in it with LogTen Pro! #LogTenLife at Mulino, Oregon

0

It’s 80 degrees in St Petersburg, FL. Delaney and I have been enjoying each other tearing up the streets running a few errands and meeting @celtic_flyer2 for lunch. She’s the most fun I can have while I’m restricted by gravity for a bit longer than I expected. Beyond ready to get back into the cockpit... #kawasaki #ninja #650 #burntcandyorange at Saint Petersburg, Florida

0

I think this was my last day flying the T210. Took @sierra_foxtrot_flights on his first flight with her and he proved he could handle the plane beautifully. This was climbing out of #portangeles on one of the the clearest days we had in the PNW in the summer. Just off the left wing and to the north a few miles, Canada 🇨🇦 called. But.. we thought we’d save that for another time. at Port Angeles, Washington

0

I mean... not total hogwash. Everyone knows planes fly on PFM. Aerodynamics is a coverup just like “contrails” are for our daily dose of government sponsored chemtrailing.

0

A321 panel all beautifully lit up coming in on arrival into Orlando.

0

Tad bit cold out, but it’s always warm in the sun. Beautiful riding day! at St. Pete Beach, Florida

0

Quick refueling before the sun goes to sleep for the night. at Manatee, Florida

0

It’s important to never forget from whence you came. Taking a few moments to celebrate the tiny moments in life with @randsnell . Flying over St. Pete at sunset in a ‘70 Beech Baron. Thank you.

0

Sooooo close! We’re getting there, Jake. We’re getting there in the most effed up path. But we’re getting there... at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

0
Next »