Hi there! My name is Patrick. Welcome to my site. Thanks for stopping by. I’m a pilot from Austria, Europe. Over the last 10+ years I had the opportunity to spend over 6000 hours flying single and multi engine pistons, turboprops and jets, including the Boeing 777 and 787.
Aside from my airline career I enjoy mentoring and instructing, mostly IFR on privately owned planes. I’ve done a fair amount of safety piloting and mentoring on the Cirrus SR22 series, criss crossing Europe several times.
I also enjoy flying with my family and friends. Some memorable trips include a day-trip to go boating in Portoroz LJPZ in a DA40 or a night VFR flight in a Piper Comanche to Big Bear L39 east of Los Angeles.
I read way too many aviation publications and am always studying different aircraft types, be it a Cessna 150 or a Citation 2+. I don’t have a favorite plane, but I would say I have a sweet spot for the TBM-940 and Pilatus PC12, maybe stemming back from my days flying a twin turboprop around Europe.
I’m very actively following and reading up on EASA regulations about commercial/non commercial (NCO, NCC, CAT) operations as well as maintenance requirements (M, ML).
Fly safe, Patrick