Friday Photo

Friday Photo

first solo and checkride moments

Friday photo: Mike Allen first helicopter solo

The moment: first helicopter solo The pilot: David "Mike" Allen The place: Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB), Bar Harbor, ME The aircraft: Robinson R44 The memory:I have...

Friday photo: Carlos Bultron first solo

The moment: first solo The pilot: Carlos Bultron The place: New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), New Smyrna Beach, FL The aircraft: Cessna 172 The memory: This is from...

Friday Photo: 1st solo (16th birthday) Sunflower Ross

  The moment: first solo on my 16th birthday, August 3, 2018 The pilot: Sunflower Ross The place: Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville, TN (KSYI) The aircraft: Cessna 150G The memory:It was...

Friday Photo: 1st solo (16th birthday) Steven Solloway

  The moment: first solo on my 16th birthday The pilot: Steven Solloway The place: Aurora Municipal Airport, Aurora, IL (KARR) The aircraft: Cessna 162 Skycatcher The memory: I was fortunate to...

Friday photo: first solo cross-country Kaitlyn Gallegos

The air was smooth, warm, and clear. The scenery was picturesque and awe-inspiring, and I was completely by myself up at 9,500 feet. I touched down safely at Bermuda an hour after takeoff.

Friday photo: Garland Hanson first solo

  The moment: First solo The pilot: Garland Hanson The place: Hanover County Airport, Richmond, VA (KOFP) The aircraft: Tecnam P92 Eaglet Light Sport The memory: I had been wanting to become...

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: 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: Steve Hicks first solo

  The moment: Private pilot checkride The pilot: Steve Hicks (left) with DPE Bill Rourke The place: Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Atlanta, GA (KFFC) The aircraft: Diamond DA20 The memory: "passed my...

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...