The last weeks have been busy with flights and preparations for my first progress checks, refreshing theoretical knowledge, and chair flying my maneuvers. I passed both my phase 1 and my phase 2 check and that means I got cleared to do my first solo flight Saturday morning.
The morning was a bit cloudy, but around noon it cleared up and we could go flying. I had two laps in the pattern with my instructor before I was left alone.
I was super nervous at first when my instructor jumped out and wished me good luck. But once I started rolling everything was perfectly fine. A crazy feeling and a lifetime experience taking off all alone. An unforgettable moment.
Three laps in the pattern with full-stop landings went fast and I really look forward to going for my solo navigation flights gradually.
In between flights, I am enjoying what the Texas weather has to offer and life on the other side is pretty good nowadays. I feel privileged to be here.