Friday was a great day for one student pilot and for aviation here!
For one thing, the world’s only flying B-29 was at our airport for two days. This is one big and beautiful machine. It sounds pretty, too!
People are still interested in airplanes!
The other great thing about Friday: Student Pilot Jeff soloed! After going around the pattern three times with me, executing a good go-around and three nearly-perfect landings, we pulled over so I could do the paperwork authorizing him to fly the plane by himself. This is always a very significant event in the life of every pilot!
He has a full-time job and has been working hard to achieve this milestone. He’s not been using Pro Flight Simulator or any other PC-based simulator since his lessons started. But such simulators can help the learning process, even for those working toward their Private Pilot license.