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    Just finished my Pre-Solo Exam that my instructor sent over. Flying tomorrow and feel great about the opportunity to Solo!


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    Congratulations and good luck.
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    Congratulations! You'll never forget that first solo. :-)


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    Just finished my Pre-Solo Exam that my instructor sent over. Flying tomorrow and feel great about the opportunity to Solo!


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    Wear a shirt or at least a Tee-shirt underneath that you would not mind loosing...
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    Is that tradition still alive?
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    Absolutely! I still have my "tail" from my solo. It is one of my most treasured memories!


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    well the weather couldn't be any better! Enjoy it.

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    Great day for flying how did it go???????
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    I was more than hopeful but the winds didn't help me get to solo. Need crosswind landings before solo can be signed off and there were none to be found today. Winds calm all day! I'm bummed.

    I did spend the afternoon getting frustrated with radio calls.... Everyone kept stepping on my calls at IYS but what I didn't realize until coming back to BCV that no one could hear me because the mic wasn't activating... There is a pig tail on left seat for a gps/mic hookup that was unplugged and our plane's mic button doesn't function without it. Silly mistake and I appreciate the patience of the other pilots I flew around.. Even a Citation jet that I followed into IYS.... I will never allow that to happen again..

    I will be dreaming of crosswind landings tonight.


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    Does your radio have an indicator light that comes on when you key the mic or can you adjust your squelch to hear the mic when the switch is depressed and relaxed? I know that you are busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest at this point in your training but these tests can be conducted before you take flight.

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    Not sure on the light but I will look. It will be on things to do list so hopefully it doesn't happen again. I will have to play with the squelch as well.

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    My first plane was a pacer with a IFR dash with lots of buttons and stuff to push to make the coms work right. I spent a fair amount of time talking to only myself when I first started flying. Not to long ago I turned the volume down on my radio for some reason and could not figure out why no one in the pattern was making calls. Your solo is going to happen at just the right time for some great spring flying!! You never seem to stop learning in this game.
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    Well my first Solo was in a PA-28-140 39 years ago, at Waterford Airport, Waterford CT- The airport has since been bulldozed over and is nothing but a weed field for the last 30 or so years. The tail of my T-shirt was hanging on the wall at the School there. I was off in OR flying at the time. Good luck to you on your Solo, its a mile stone you can never repeat. Mine came close when I transitioned to helicopters but it was not the same a had almost 4000 hours in my logbook at the time. Enjoy the moment.

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