One Year Later…

On July 7th, 2016 I met my CFI at the airport and we made three trips around the pattern before I dropped him off at the base of the tower and taxied to the end of runway 26R before taking off into the air all alone, my first Solo Flight! It is…

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Richard Brown
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6 Jul 2017
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On July 7th, 2016 I met my CFI at the airport and we made three trips around the pattern before I dropped him off at the base of the tower and taxied to the end of runway 26R before taking off into the air all alonemy first Solo Flight!

It is hard to believe that a year has passed.

Since that first solo flight a year ago so much has happened.

  • I had 15.6 hours of flight at the time, I have flown another 124 hours since then.
  • I passed my Check-ride on Oct 15, 2016 and received my PPL.
  • I made my first actual long distance cross country to Arizona and took my dad on a short flight.
  • I bought a Mooney!
  • I made another 197 landings, flew over 7,800 nautical miles, landed in a total of 5 different states at a total of 28 different airports.

It is still like a dream that I have my pilot’s license and I have my own plane. I still get a rush every time I push the throttle in and start rolling down the runway. I hope that feeling never goes away. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

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