First solo!

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Wetfeet, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Wetfeet

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    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!
     

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  2. exncsurfer

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    Nice, congrats on the solo.

    Welcome, now stop being so quiet.
     
  3. Ryanb

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    Congrats!! A day you will never forget.
     
  4. Vance Breese

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    Congratulations and welcome!
     
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    Congrats! I still remember my first solo a long time ago. Sure lifted quickly didn't it?
     
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  6. SixPapaCharlie

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    Woot Woot!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!
     
  7. eman1200

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    Good stuff, congrats!
     
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    Alright!! Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations!
    Now how many more days till that huge grin finally disappears off your face? :)
    Don't let it disappear, go fly again!
     
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    you d'man! Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    No other feeling has ever been quite like that first solo. Congrats.
     
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    Welcome and a big congrats.
     
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    The feeling you will never forget. Congrats. Now it's time for the hard stuff.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    congrats man!
     
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    Fantastic! Keep going!!
     
  18. Wetfeet

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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Congrats, PILOT. :D
     
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    Congratulations Ben! Welcome to POA.
     
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    congrats , i soloed the end of april and im still on cloud 9L :D , have a good time finishing you ticket. fly safe fly smart and have a blast
     
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    Ain't it great. Welcome to the joint. Fly.
     
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    Congratulations!!! And welcome to PoA.
     
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    Congrats! I'm just down the street in Springfield. The rest of training seems to go in a flash - hang on and stay tight.
     
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    Congrats!


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    Congratulations, Ben. I have not met Tom personally, but I know from his wife Diana (via forums) that he is a great guy. I think you have done well to have him teach you to fly.

    Welcome to POA. Also, remember this is supposed to be fun, so keep it that way. Have a great time!
     
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    Congratulations, Ben! Tom said you did well on your first, and your second solo. :) He enjoys flying with you. :)
     
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    Congrats! It's a great feeling
     
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    Nice...congrats! I remember my solo like it was yesterday when in actuality it was 2006...
    Have fun exploring on your x-countries and above all, be safe!
     
  31. eman1200

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    quick.........someone snap a 'juxtaposed thread thread' thread.

    and congrats!
     
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    Cool beans Ben. :happydance:
     
  33. Clayviation

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    Good job! Few people (relatively) in the history of mankind can say they've been alone in the sky, flying under only their control. Welcome to the club!
     
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    Congrats Ben.