I flew my first solo flight this morning, after 11 days of flight instruction and 15.8 logged hours in the Cirrus SR-20. The first two weeks of my training program have been intense, but I'm really starting to enjoy myself now. My brain has been working overtime with all the information they're feeding me, and it has all been compounded by the energy-sapping heat of the Arizona desert, but I'm glad to be down here.
I haven't been around BC much because of my busy schedule, and that might continue for a while. Just know that I haven't forgotten about the community here, and Doug and I are constantly hatching new plans to get more power out of this L36. The only difference is that now we have to do our scheming from a couple thousand miles away.
Now for the pictures! They aren't great, because my wife obviously couldn't get very close to the taxiway or runway. Still, you can be assured it'* me behind the controls of that Cirrus. I had to do three full-stop landings and taxi back to the end of the runway, and I was textbook on all three! Just click the link and cycle through the 6 pics at your convenience.
First Solo Flight