When did you solo?

bumflip

New Member
Just wondering...I solo'd at 13.1 Hours...And keep in mind, we may ask for proof from the wiener...
I mean winner!
 

I_Money

Moderator
I soloed back in July 1999 (the 10th to be exact)! I could not tell you how many hours I had without looking it up!
 

EatSleepFly

Well-Known Member
Feb. 5th, 1999. I had 50 some hours though, cause I wasn't 16 yet when I started training.

I have a student right now that I might solo within the next few hours, and he's only got like 8 right now. If only all my students could be like that...
 

DanTheMan

New Member
december 26, 2001, with 14.8 hours. wasn't expecting to do it on that day, but i guess it was a christmas present from my cfi.
 

aloft

New Member
7.5 hrs in '86, woefully underprepared for most in-flight emergencies. I'm glad they do it differently now.
 

E_Dawg

Moderator
July 2000!

I remember that on my third and last landing I got to land parallel to a HUGE FedEx A300.


I can't immagine how nervous my instructor must have been; as I was his first solo
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Captain_Bob

Well-Known Member
April 7th, 2001, N5357P, Maine Aviation Flight School based at PWM, Class C Airspace, 16.8 hours. My Wife and CFI watched and videotaped from the tower!
Can't do that now after 9/11.

Taxi'd out behind a Northwest (Mesaba) CRJ-200. It's a day that ranks up there in my top three after the birth of my child and my wedding day!


Bob
 

farwellbooth

Well-Known Member
Whoa, looks like it took me awhile...

April 27, 2002. 27 hours.

I'll blame my performance on the airport:
2400 feet long
50 feet wide
No glide slope aids
River abuts one end
Highway abuts other end
One way landing (great fun with tailwind)
Oh and I started in the winter
 

RiddlePilot

New Member
Almost beat ya. I soloed in roughly 23 hours. Keep in mind that this was based upon ERAU syllabus times. *Dodges flying rocks and bottles*
 

Sprint100

Well-Known Member
Finally at 17.2, shoulda did it around 10 or 11, but either my instructor was very cautious in signing me off or she was instructed to juice me for more of my loan money. I prefer to think of the latter as the reason.
 
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