Omegous From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 293 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1672 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 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!!)
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1558 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.
Bravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1511 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,