"Congratulations!" Qantas737. Welcome to the club! Every pilot in here remembers their "First Solo", of course. Did you notice the increase in climb rate without the weight of your instructor? -----I did my "first solo" in September of 1986 at the Toronto Island Airport. Everything went fine, although the controller surprised me when he "Cleared Me To Land" before I even started my turn onto crosswind. [He accidently used my "Call Sign" to clear another aircraft who was on short final because he knew I was on my "first solo", and thus he had "me" in the back of his mind]. One thing that's really "Cool", is that I recorded the whole flight. I simply put one of those small tape recorders [like you would use in a university lecture] in my dress shirt pocket, and hit play when my instructor left the C-152. You can here everything on the tape. The radio work, engine noise, even the wind outside as I pulled the power to idle and flared.---Once again, Congrats!!!
"Just a minute while I re-invent myself"