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Remember the first aircraft you solo'ed in?

Old 23rd Sep 2015, 22:35
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T-28B at NAS Corpus Christi. There's nothing that sounds and smells like a big radial engine.

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Old 24th Sep 2015, 08:24
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C150 G-AXWE in June 1975 at Barton (Manchester).

QFI Ian Ratcliffe of Lancashire Aero Club set me loose ...

Last time I saw a photo of this aircraft it was a sorry sight: just a fuselage behind some shed somewhere, minus wings, empennage, engine; everything in fact, IIRC. Sad end.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 10:09
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I've had three 'first' solos.

First one was in WB958, a Sedbergh in 1975. I was only 15. Kirknewton.

Five years later, I'd pretty much forgotten how to fly. Those 3 minute circuits as a fifteen year old had vanished from my memory. So sent off solo again in a K7 at Pegasus GC in Gutersloh after learning again.

Then, I left the Army and forgot how to fly again!

12 years of proper work and nothing to do with hairyplanes allowed me to forget how to fly once more.....

Started again in 1993 with the West of Scotland Flying Club at Glasgow, where my first solo in something with an engine was G-AVUS, a Cherokee 140.
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 00:38
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Kirby Cadet at Cosford in the 70's

A Cessna 150 at Oakland CA in the late 70's back when I had hair and good eyesight.

A 757 in Newark NJ in the late 2006 (although my F/O was more help than I ever could imagine !) Less hair and less situational awareness.
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