Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Flying High

Dale had his solo flight on Saturday, January 28, 2012.

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

Another landing

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!!

All done.

He did it!!



JeanneJ said...


JeanneJ said...

Sorry, my comments always post twice for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dale!! I hope you enjoyed the first time plane flying pretty much. It's was amazing when I first time learn flying a plane. Thanks