I went with him and even went with him and his instructor on some pre-solo flight run through. This was the first time I have gone with him. I get motion sick very easily, so it took awhile for me to go with him. I was very nervous for his solo flight, but after flying with him, I really wasn't nervous at all, well a little bit, but not as much as I thought I would be. The first take off he had the plane was a bit off balanced, but that was due to the extra weight in the back, me! After 3 or 4 touch and go's his instructor and myself got out of the plane and he was on his own. I stood and watched him fly. I am so proud of him and excited that he finally gets to do what he has always wanted to do, learn to fly. He has a post on his blog in progress that he will share in more detail, but wanted to share a few pictures form that day.
|Dale in the pilot seat.|
I had a cool head phone with mic, but tries to take a picture with the small camera only to find out the battery was dead.
|Downtown Houston from the plane|
|Coming in for a landing.|
It was hard to see from the back seat
|Cool shadow of the plane|
|Dale in the plane all by himself|
|Headed to the runway|
|And he is off|
|Dale is flying that plane!!|
|He did it!!|