Solo flight

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Yesterday wasn’t my first solo, but it was my first time going through the whole process on my own: preflighting the plane, fueling, determining my flight plan, flying, etc. I took off towards McMinnville, did three touch-n-goes there, and then flew around some clouds to get back to Twin Oaks.

It was awesome, to say the least. I’m at a neat point in my training now too — I have endorsements to land at Twin Oaks, Aurora, or McMinnville, and am free to fly whenever I’d like (and the weather is good enough). Going forward, I need to complete some cross country work with my instructor, practice maneuvers for my checkride, and pass my written.

Plus, some video:

Author: Daniel Bachhuber

Proud father x2. Principal, Hand Built. Maintainer, WP-CLI.

5 thoughts on “Solo flight”

  1. A friend of mine from CA flys into South Tahoe and Mammoth. I know you ski, maybe an altitude endorsement is worth considering.

  2. Congrats on soloing on your own, it’s a huge accomplishment! Really liked the photos, but don’t tell your instructor you were busy taking them! 😉 Cheers, Up in the Air

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