Friday Photo

Friday Photo

first solo and checkride moments

Friday photo: “clear above”

The moment: Breaking out on top The pilot: anonymous The place: Near Richmond Municipal Airport (KRID), Richmond, IN The aircraft: Piper Malibu Mirage The memory: There's nothing like...

Friday photo: mountain wave cloud formation

The moment: Mountain wave cloud formation The pilot: anonymous The place: Near North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Las Vegas, NV The aircraft: Cessna Citation 550 The memory: Mountain...

Friday photo: first solo Vedu Ruia

  The moment: First solo The pilot: Vedu Ruia The place: Peter O. Knight Airport (KTPF), Tampa, FL. The aircraft: C172 The memory:This image is quite special to me...

Friday photo: practicing social distancing at a grass strip

  The moment: Practicing social distancing at a grass strip in the country The pilot: Anonymous The place: Southwestern Ohio The aircraft: Citabria The memory: A much-needed solo escape...

Friday photo: first flight after 23 years in the US Air Force

The moment: First flight after 23 year in the US Air Force The pilot: Eric Krouse (left) with instructor and friend Andrew The place: Gwinnett County...

Friday photo: Sam Stauss CFI checkride

The moment: Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) checkride The pilot: Sam Stauss The place: Clermont County Airport, (I69), Batavia, OH. The aircraft: C172 The memory: This occasion is fulfilling...

Friday photo: helicopter solo, airplane solo and Private Glider all in the same day

A special congratulations on behalf of Sporty's and Student Pilot News to Frankie Fremont who celebrated a memorable 16th birthday by soloing a helicopter (R22), airplane (C172) AND earning his Private pilot glider all in the same day. Congratulations Frankie on an amazing feat!

Friday photo: Colin McGilvray commercial pilot checkride

Obtaining my commercial certificate was a big moment for me. Suddenly it seemed as if doors were opened for new opportunities and experiences. I look forward to the adventures and certifications still ahead.

Friday photo: autumn sunset over Kentucky

The moment: picturesque autumn sunset The place: northern Kentucky near Greater Cincinnati Regional Airport (KCVG) The aircraft: Cessna Citation The memory: Blanket of low overcast with the...

Friday photo: Dave Meere first solo

The moment: First solo The pilot: Dave Meere (right) The place: Clermont County Airport, (I69), Batavia, OH. The aircraft: C172N The memory: Reaching the point of solo flight had...