Bragado, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 NOV 2002 -
My son, little "junior pilot" Lautaro Podesta-Kelley, age 13, is probably the youngest pilot in the world, as he flew his father's airplane in Bragado last saturday.
Lauti (his nickname) had been flying with me, in my Piper L-21, since some 18 months ago, logging about 120 hours of instruction with me - I had applied for a waiver of minimum age requirement to solo on a "one time basis" from the Argentina CAA - which had been approved.
Lauti flew only 35 minutes solo - consisting of 1 "low pass", and 3 landings. He now has to wait for legal age to be licensed to fly as pilot. Hopefully this will appear in Guinness book of world records.
A proud "Papi" -
Gosh I cannot sleep - as if was my first solo...