1st & 2nd Solo in the logbook

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  1. Kitch

    Kitch Filing Flight Plan

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    So after many delays for work, weather, and covid I finally got my initial solo endorsement on Sunday afternoon winds were dead calm. I was pleased with all 3 landings. I've been trying to describe to my family and friends what it felt like, but there really are no words to describe it IMHO. Yesterday was solo #2 wind was 200-220 at 5 using runway 24. 2 landings I was happy with 1 I came in a touch fast floated a bit and ballooned a bit added a touch of power to slow the descent rate and touched down easy. I'm still alive and the airplane is still usable so we are good. I cant remember the last time I was this excited about something. I'm usually pretty unemotional and after my 1st solo my instructor says wow I've never seen you smile....
     

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  2. Rgbeard

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    Congratulations, Pilot!

    My first solo was just over 30 years ago.

    The Billboard #1 song was "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette.

    And I still remember it as if it was yesterday.
     
  3. frfly172

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    Congrats
     
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    Way to go!
     
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    Congrats... few things in the world compare to that feeling. Many, MANY more flying adventures to you!
     
  6. Deelee

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    Congrats! You have accomplished what so few ever will. Huge accomplishment! Many more will be in your future soon...
     
  7. Trogdor

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    I am jealous! Congrats man!
     
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    Another milestone passed. There will be many more that are similarly rewarding. Enjoy the challenge!
     
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    Nsconductor Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My 3 first solos each brought a smile to my face

    April 13, 1985 - TH-55 at Hooper Stagefield, Ft.Rucker, AL
    April 13, 2015 - SGS 2-33A - Soaring Club of Houston
    June 4, 2020 - Jabiru 250SP at KDNN

    Congrats!


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  10. TrueCourse

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    Flying (especially after your first solo!) will do that to you. Congratulations!
     
  11. Kitch

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    Thanks for the kind words !!

    My instructor videoed my 1st landing, I think I've watched it 1000 times LOL.
     
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    Congratulations
    I'm saving my solo for my 80th birthday present.
    A month and a day away.
    I had planed on being licensed but this covoid thingy got in the way.
    Haven't been up since March 9th . Wife's medical problems , no flying , instructor with covoid , just the normal run of "stuff". :)