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Old 04-15-2021, 09:08 PM
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Default My Wife Solo'd!!

Pretty neat day last week when I got to see my wife solo. I was surprised at the range of emotions I had when she was up there. Her aviation goal is to get her ticket and get to fly our RV9. This was the first big step! Sorry the video isn't directly RV related!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo5TUiSyQGA
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:25 PM
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Way to go! Congrats!
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:48 PM
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How exciting! Thanks for sharing the video with us. I'll be on the lookout for you two next time that I am at KCCR..
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Old 04-16-2021, 06:18 PM
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+1 on the light controls. Hallmark of a confident and comfortable pilot. Congrats!
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:12 PM
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Way to Go Pete the other half is on it!! Congrats
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Old 04-18-2021, 11:43 PM
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Way to go! Congrats!
She says thank you!!

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How exciting! Thanks for sharing the video with us. I'll be on the lookout for you two next time that I am at KCCR..
I always love meeting some new peeps! We have a green and tan RV that is there all the time but we fly out of napa.

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Congratulations to your wife on her first solo! Very nicely done. I thought it was great for the tower folks to take a moment and compliment her too.

She seemed to have a nice light touch on the controls and appeared to have good airspeed control. As you know, both of those traits will serve her well when flying the RV-9. If you don't already have a copy at home, I'd suggest getting her the "The Compleat Taildragger Pilot" by Harvey S. Plourde. Good stuff for new (and experienced) conventional gear pilots.
We will definitely check out the book! Thanks again for watching!

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+1 on the light controls. Hallmark of a confident and comfortable pilot. Congrats!
I am a pretty proud husband for sure!

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Way to Go Pete the other half is on it!! Congrats
Thanks Lee! Notice how solid she was with the trim! That is all you!
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:34 AM
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"Holy F**k, I'm flying a plane by myself...."

That brought A smile to my face, Good Job!

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Old 04-22-2021, 02:23 PM
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Fantastic! Where was the checklist usage?
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:41 PM
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She forgot to do her after landing checklist until she was on the ramp (probably due to extreme happiness and excitement!). Then you can see she goes through it and cleans up the plane.
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