Friday Photo

Friday Photo

first solo and checkride moments

Friday photo: Priscilla Marapodi instrument rating checkride

I started my aviation journey April 2017 since then it’s been an amazing journey. I thought the PPL was an amazing accomplishment until today the IFR checkride, now I feel like a real pilot! 

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: 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...