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Woohoo! First Solo!  
User currently offlineOmegous From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 293 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Well, I finally managed to make my first 3 solo takeoffs and landings today without incident!!!

I fly a 1997 Cessna 172 Skyhawk out of Boulder City, Nevada (61B).

I was nervous beyond nervous, but I did everything I was supposed to and nothing went wrong! My last flare was a little long (the wind shifted while I was on final and I had a tailwind instead of a headwind, so I wasn't sinking much at first).

I soloed at about 15 hours. Compared to some that's waaaaay late, but I didn't want to until I was ready!

This week is turning out great!! I got a new job, got photos uploaded to Airliners.net and I soloed!!!

Here is a link to the photos my dad took of me soloing (they aren't very good, as I had to leave the camera at the auto settings so he could use it  Wink/being sarcastic but you get the idea).

And here are the photos I got uploaded to airliners.net: (yes this is a sidetrack, but it's such a great day!!)

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Photo © Marc Christoph
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Photo © Marc Christoph



This week is going great!!!

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User currently offlineCorbin From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well done!


In life you are either a passenger or a pilot. The choice is yours!
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8094 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Congrats! You're a real pilot now! I'll be right there with ya in about a month.


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User currently offlineScan340 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Good Job dude, certainly an event in your life you will never forget, i know ill never forget mine.... Big thumbs up

User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Congratulations. Now you can call youself a Pilot. Welcome to the club!!!

User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

I prefer to jump out of planes =)

-Dan
www.skydivehollister.com


User currently offlineBragi From Iceland, joined May 2001, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Congratulations!  Big thumbs up
A moment no pilot forgets.
You can read about other members first solo flights here;
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/936602/



Muhammad Ali: "Superman don’t need no seat belt." Flight Attendant: "Superman don’t need no airplane, either."
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Congratulations!

I did mine just last week!

I also fly a 1997 Cessna Skyhawk, and I'm a flight student at Daniel Webster College.

Nick


User currently offlineShaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1518 times:

Congrats! (And cuz of the short message limit)

I did my first solo in a 172, made sometime after '96.... lol


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6180 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Congratulations. There is no feeling like the one you experienced during your first solo.
Chepos



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Congratulations! Don't worry, 15 hours isn't bad at all. No matter how good a student is, I don't feel comfortable soloing them before about 15 hours. It's cool that you got to solo a [relatively] new plane too!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineFlydeltasjets From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Congrats! It's a great feeling, one that you will never forget.

You should be very proud.


User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Heartiest congrats! Certainly I haven't met any pilot that have forgot his first solo.
Certainly you will fly in your life. And even if you fly hundereds of thousands of fights, ther will ALWAYS be only ONE solo what so ever. I plan to really celebrate my first solo. In the meantime, you really are a pilot now, something I have only dreamed of being so far (hopefully about to come to reality).
Cerainly you should be proud of your work well done.
All the best for the future,
Best regards,
Jawad Usman.


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

15 hours! wow that is alot earlier than when I soloed. I soloed around 25. But dont worry, we will all need those hour later.
Good job and welcome into the pilot world!!  Big thumbs up



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Hey congrats! That's quite an accomplishment!  Big thumbs up

Nice pics too!



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineUvalencia From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Congratulations, way to go, I did mine last week in a 2000 Cessna 172, here at Wichita KS, and c'mon 15 hours is great I had 19 hrs and I was feeling very nervous. Congratulations again.

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