Friday photo: Rebecca Frechette first solo
The moment: First Solo
The pilot: Rebecca Frechette
The place: Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (KOSC), Oscoda, MI
The aircraft: PA-28 180
The memory: I thought I was finishing a regular lesson as I pulled off the runway to taxi back to the hangars but my flight instructor told me he was getting out and he wanted me to take the airplane for a lap around the pattern. He gave me a thumbs up and said, “you got this!” This is one of those moments I’ll remember forever! My first solo. I’ve been dreaming about this moment for a long time.
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Congratulations on your solo. I also had my first solo over the last week in my Cessna 172F. What a thrill it was when my instructor got out and told me to take the aircraft up in the pattern for 3 touch and gos. My last was to be a left traffic from runway 14, and instead I was told to do a teardrop approach back to 32. What a great experience!