First off let me introduce myself. My name is Ben Phillips and I live in lamar Mo. I have been a long time follower of this forum but this is my first post. I started my flight training just a couple months ago with instructor Tom Richards out of Lamar Missouri. Yesterday the weather was beautiful and I went up with my instructor. We made three touch-and-goes and on the last one he had me stop and he got out and I was able to do my first solo! I did three take offs and full stop landings. It was an awesome experience!