Friday photo: Garland Hanson first solo

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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 a pilot since I was a kid!  Finally, my chance came and I went for it!  My accelerated course began on January 3 and at the end of each day, I couldn’t wait for my next lesson!  My instructor, John Doyon, had me well-prepared and my three circuits around the field were routine.  I made two excellent landings….eh, the third was just OK.  I’m looking forward to spending MANY hours in the sky with friends and family!


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