Knocked out my solo today!

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Jeff Creamer, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Jeff Creamer

    Jeff Creamer Pre-Flight PoA Supporter

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    what an amazing feeling to take her up all by myself. The crazy part is that I wasn’t even a little nervous. I started almost a year ago. But due to my fathers health and subsequent passing my training has been very sporadic. I just want to say thank you for all the information I have gleaned from this site. I’m very excited to continue with my cross country trips. You guys are the best!
    JC
     
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  2. DFH65

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    Congrats!!!
     
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  3. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Sweet, congrats!
     
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  4. rk911

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    heckuva experience, ain't it? well done.
     
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  5. Skywalker

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    Congratulations!! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Timbeck2

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    Congrats! I wasn't nervous either until I got on downwind and looked over at the empty right seat and said the Alan Shepard prayer - "please God, don't let me f*** up."
     
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    Congrats!
     
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  8. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach Gone West

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    Well done!
    It's one of those life moments you'll never forget.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Have fun
     
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    Your XCs are where the fun starts, especially the long one. Bring some music and have fun!
     
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    Amazing how the airplane climbs when you kick that fat ass instructor out of the plane.

    Congrats
     
  13. Unit74

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    You dun it now...... Sprint to the end and finish strong!
     
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    Welcome to the less than 1% of the population that has successfully taken an airplane into the sky by themselves and returned safely to tell about it!
     
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    Congrats, pilot!
     
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    Yeeeee Haaaah!
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Congrats! Great feeling eh?

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  18. abqtj

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    Congrats! You and I are in the same boat, with the family health issues. Keep plugging along!
     
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  19. Jeff Creamer

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    This is so true. My little C172 was at 400 ft by the time I reached the intersection of the runways. Usually I'm just off the ground by then! I climbed to pattern altitude very quickly. It's funny you should say that though. My instructor is a big person but not really overweight. He told me, "When you get my fat a** out of here she really going to climb!". He wasn't wrong!
     
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    Great job!!!
     
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    This is the main thing I remember about my first solo.
     
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  22. Half Fast

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    Well done, pilot! Congratulations. Great feeling, huh?

    I'll never forget my first solo takeoff. Full throttle, reach Vr, pull the stick back, rotate, and then the thought flashed through my mind, "Oh sh|t, what am I doing here?"

    ONWARD!
     
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  23. Unit74

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    Que RyanB for a nasty retort.....
     
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    Amazing how slow a 150hp 172 climbs with 1 person in it lol
     
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    Congrats, now it goes fast. Get those XC's knocked out and bone up for the ride!
     
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    You are a pilot now!
     
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  27. abqtj

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    Yup! I think mine was something like "well, I HAVE to land it now"
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations!!
     
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  31. Rushie

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    I never thought about it that way before.:)
     
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  32. Rushie

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    That was about my feeling. There were only two possible outcomes, either I land this plane or I die. I didn't want to die yet, so...

    Congrats Jeff!
     
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