Finally, after three instructors, two planes, and one crazy year, I have soloed! Although I have faced many setbacks on my way to solo, it will forever be something I am unable to forget.
My solo flight was not what I expected it to be. As if having to fly a plane by myself for the first time wasn’t enough, I also had to avoid a Glider Academy and Skydivers at the airport. My biggest battle was getting accustom to the plane’s performance without the weight of my instructor. But, one go-around and four landings later, I had soloed and was thankful to be on the ground again! I would like to thank everyone who has been able to make this dream become reality and helping me through this past year!
I would also like to congratulate this year’s winners and encourage them to continue to pursue flying even when it seems the odds are stacked against you. The biggest lesson I have taken out of my whole experience is that being in the right plane and being paired with the right instructor can change your entire flight experience.
Again thank you to FMA for allowing me to begin my flight training and to all of its sponsors who have made all this possible!