Friday Photo

Friday Photo

first solo and checkride moments

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...

Friday photo: Malena Modirzadeh private pilot checkride

On January 15, 2018 after an intense 4 hours of oral examination and 2 hours of flight examination, I earned my wings! This accomplishment marks the beginning of an amazing journey in aviation. I'm halfway through the challenging, but fun, instrument flying now.

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: Paul Adams instrument helicopter checkride

The moment: Instrument Helicopter Checkride The pilot: Paul Adams (left) The place: Fleming Field, South Saint Paul Airport, MN (KSGS) The aircraft: Robinson R-44 The memory: Taking advantage of Post...

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 – CFI Clayton Lulay

Friday Photo shares those special moments capturing first solos, checkrides or other special memories. Please send your achievements to LearnToFly@sportys.com using the format below...