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Posted: 8/28/2006 2:49:40 PM EST
I am about 10 hours into my private pilots certificate. Today I was doing pattern work. I did the last two landings without any inputs from the instructor. I think i may have this figured out. the last landing was so good i think it surprised the instructor and i caught a big smile on his face. the flare was just right and i think the plane settled all of about 6 inches to the runway. Hoo-rah!

after the flight the instructor asked if i got my medical yet and if i had my renters insurance. medical tomorrow morning and i gotta check for renters insurance. is the best place through AOPA?

d.
Link Posted: 8/28/2006 3:14:18 PM EST
Congratulations! Be sure to wear a shirt that you don't mind sacrificing the tail out of. You'll be surprised at how fast the plane will climb with just one person. Wait till you do your solo cross country. But you'll still hear your (phantom) instructor next to you. Good luck. Hang in there. 100 LL here in Houston is $4.54 per gallon.
Link Posted: 8/28/2006 3:19:46 PM EST
Good for you!! If you can, get someone to videotape your solo.

I don't really remember my first flight in an airplane. I don't remember my first flight in a turboprop. I don't remember my first flight in a jet. I remember my first solo like it was yesterday. It was an incredible experience.

In a way, I envy you. Have a great flight.

Link Posted: 8/28/2006 3:21:56 PM EST
Waa-hoo!
Link Posted: 8/28/2006 3:22:17 PM EST
cool congradulations man. Have one on me . Make sure to wait 24 hours after drinking that cold frosty one before you go flying.
Link Posted: 8/28/2006 3:23:07 PM EST
Congrats buddy. Remember one thing. You'll look a lot dumber crashing the airplane...more so than if you decide to go-around.

If things don't look right...go-around.

Best of luck and congrats!

-MEI
Link Posted: 8/28/2006 3:33:05 PM EST
One boo-boo and yer a gonner!!

Hang it up and get into the remote control jobbers....
Link Posted: 8/28/2006 3:33:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2006 3:33:27 PM EST by Subconscious]

Originally Posted By warddc:
I am about 10 hours into my private pilots certificate. Today I was doing pattern work. I did the last two landings without any inputs from the instructor. I think i may have this figured out. the last landing was so good i think it surprised the instructor and i caught a big smile on his face. the flare was just right and i think the plane settled all of about 6 inches to the runway. Hoo-rah!

Then I got tired of pedaling


after the flight the instructor asked if i got my medical yet and if i had my renters insurance. medical tomorrow morning and i gotta check for renters insurance. is the best place through AOPA?

d.


Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:47:44 AM EST
Well??

Did you ever solo??
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:54:50 AM EST
I was thinking his Solo didn't go too well until I checked his last login date.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:56:03 AM EST
Get a video camera if you don't have one, and set it on the dashboard as you turn for base, final and land. I did that for one of my first solo landings, and it was a sweet video.

Set the camera on a rag or something to keep vibration down.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:01:38 AM EST
Have fun! You'll probably find yourself doing a lot of talking...to yourself
I know I did....
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