Friday Photo

Friday Photo

first solo and checkride moments

Friday photo: John Dundas first solo

The moment: First solo (age 85) The pilot: John Dundas The place: Fairchild International Airport (KCLM), Port Angeles, WA The aircraft: C172M The memory: A couple of years ago a pilot "friend"...

Friday photo: Texan and Mustang flights

Last month we flew down to Kissimmee, FL, and on Friday, January 11th, he took a step up and flew the AT-6 Texan.  On that same day I flew Stallion 51’s TF-51 Mustang.  What a rush!  At 76, I’m now anxious to get current and start flying again.

Friday photo: Jerry Gay solo cross-country

The moment: First solo cross-country The pilot: Jerry Gay The place: Athens / Ben Epps Airport, Athens, GA (KAHN) The aircraft: Cessna 172M Skyhawk The memory:The Lake Russell photo is from...

Friday photo: Dan Brucker first solo

The moment: First Solo The pilot: Dan Brucker (left) The place: Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, IL (KBMI) The aircraft: Cessna 172S Skyhawk The memory: Finally a calm day after what...

Friday photo: Michael Gibbs first solo flight

The moment: 20th anniversary of first solo flight The pilot: Michael Gibbs (left) The place: Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ (KDVT) The aircraft: Cessna 150 The memory: when I first...

Friday Photo: First Solo William “Rusty” Smith

The moment: First Solo The pilot: William "Rusty" Smith (right) The place: Brookneal/Campbell County Airport (OV4) The aircraft: 1958 C172 The memory: "13 hours start to solo. 59 years young."   Want to...

Friday photo: Ryan Miller first solo

My son's first solo! I bought the ELSA RV-12 so that I could learn airplane maintenance work and so that my son could affordably learn to fly.  This plane was built by high school students as an Eagle's Nest project at Clear Springs High School

Friday photo: Michelle Abruzzese first flight lesson

  The moment: first flight lesson The pilot: Michelle Abruzzese The place: Chatham Municipal Airport (KCQX), Chatham, MA The aircraft: C172 The memory: taken moments before my flight instructor, Bob Streckle, boards the...

Friday photo: Talia Shaw first solo

The moment: First solo The pilot: Talia Shaw The place: Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, PA (KPNE) The aircraft: Grumman Traveler AA5 The memory: It was a very nerve-racking day, but all...

Friday Photo: Private Pilot

Friday Photo is a new installment to share those special moments capturing first solos, checkrides or other special memories. Please send your achievements to...