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First Solo

Postby Ron Spiker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:44 pm

We've had several students do their first solo within the last month or two, but today was a special one. I soloed my 17 year old son.

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Re: First Solo

Postby Brad Bowles » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:31 am

Glad the weather is getting better up north. Did you cut his shirt tail?
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Re: First Solo

Postby Ron Spiker » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:42 am

We finally had a good weekend weather-wise. Both Brantlys were going much of the time. Probably 10-12 hours between them this weekend.

No, I didn't cut his shirt tail. Didn't even think of it. Could hardly wipe the grin from either of our faces.
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Re: First Solo

Postby 9121u » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:30 pm

HI Ron good job I ll bet your son is proud of himself and you being his instructor. he is probably the youngest brantly flyer.. you are going to have to get him a brantly now.... he is going to be hooked...any how congratulation's to both of you
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Re: First Solo

Postby Ron Spiker » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:08 pm

Thanks. His younger brother turns 16 in a few weeks and is already doing pretty good at the controls too. His goal is to solo before he turns 17 so he can beat his brother. I think he'll make it.
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Re: First Solo

Postby seneca2e » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:41 pm

He really looks young in there(well because he is :-)). Congratulations to both of you.
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Re: First Solo

Postby fixnfly » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:27 pm

Congratulations to you both. It won't be long Ron and you'll be able to retire and let them teach
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Re: First Solo

Postby scrapper » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:59 pm

We met Ron's son June 2011, Cherry Ridge. Very mature, vry polite and
at ease speaking with adults.
Not surprized here.
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Re: First Solo

Postby Ron Spiker » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:58 am

He made front page of the local newspaper today.
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