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Old 22nd Feb 2009, 12:28
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Back in the real world
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If going solo in just a few hours meant anything CAA would give you a medal with a special entry on your license (and charge you for it), your instructor would fill out some sort of certificate for you and of course no one would ever let you forget and you could wear that ribbon on your chest with pride.

In the real world a low hours first solo gives no indication as to the quality of the final product - i.e. a party bore with a pilots license that can't help telling you about it. The really interesting stories are always from pilots who overcame some personal or other difficulty to achieve what they have.

On that note maybe there should be a topic "how long it took me to go solo and why", rather than having another pointless willy waving session.
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