So, I finally did it. I took a plane off the ground and returned it by myself three times today (and did one go-around). It was a really great feeling. As is the tradition, the back of my shirt was cut off, inscribed with some commemorative writing by my instructor, and hung on the wall for all to see. I also talked a bit with one of the other HAMs at the flight club about his rigs and a few things the historical radio society does here. Now, I just have to get as many flights in as possible before my instructor becomes a father.
Today, I took my written Private Pilot exam using LaserGrade!
I scored an 87% – not too bad, but not perfect. I think I missed 7 out of 60 questions. Oh well, I only needed a 70% to pass, so I think I did pretty well. Now, it’s time to solo tomorrow. That will be fun…
I flew my first plane today: a T-41. It was an awesome experience, and my flight instructor is awesome. I’m also doing ground school, so I have lots and lots of studying to do. It’s almost like being in school again. except a heck of a lot more fun. PPL here I come!