It's been a while since I've been online here. Back in February, I was literally one flight away from solo'ing in a Cherokee. The Cherokee went down for its annual and that lasted longer than expected, then COVID hit. Finally in late June, I got back up in the air, but this time in a 1956 C172 Skyhawk (first year for the 172, it's actually a fastback - very cool plane). I opted to switch planes in part because the Cherokee was still down and also because this classic Skyhawk requires you to "fly" the plane a little more than the Cherokee, a lot to do with the ailerons and rudder not being tied together at all. So this past Thursday was the day. We took 3 trips around the pattern together and then he jumped out and 3 more by myself. I actually had a go-around on my 3rd landing, so I took an extra trip around. It was pretty amazing, really enjoyed it. I've definitely racked up the hours. My solo happened at 69hrs and I had about ~200 landings. I was studying for the exam along the way, but with the delays, I pretty much put everything aside. So now I'm trying to begin reviewing/studying and preparing for the written. Cheers and safe flying!