ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1215 posts, RR: 4 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1459 times:
Alright, alright. I know - plenty of ya'll fly turboprops and jets and smile with a hint of distaste for us that fly the meager Cessnas, but still, thought I'd post this.
Flew my first solo today. Pretty uneventful. The 'pre-solo' flight with my instructor (you know, the one where he makes sure I didn't forget everything) just barely bumped me just past 10 hours logged time, total. Been learning at a fairly busy towered airport, which is great! ATC is pretty nice, and I always had 2+ other planes in the pattern with me during my solo.
Landings could have been better, but they were alright. A 172S sure floats a bit more when the instructor hops out!
Anyway, queue the cargo bay pictures.
The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
SmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1741 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1454 times:
Let me be the first to congratulate you!
Cessnas are just as good, and can be fun to fly, as any other airplane. I flew a Cessna 172 seven years ago (when its pilot gave me the controls). Don't let anyone give you a rough time about a "lowly" Cessna!
I am still dreaming of getting my PPL in the future, (yes, in a Cessna ) when I get settled down somewhere and financially stable (right now I'm a graduate student).
Many happy flights in the future for you, and many safe landings!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1336 times:
It'll be 40 years since I soloed at 7 hours TT. I still remember the day. It was totally unexpected. When my instructor got out and said "take it around for 4 touch & go's" I noticed my legs were just shaking. The instructor came back to the plane, opened the door and said "and don't look so pitiful!" with a laugh and off I went. First thing I noticed was how much faster the C150 climbed with only one person in it.
Now you can get out away from the field and to the practice areas and have some real fun. Just be careful!