Peter Goodman, an Algonquin College student in the September class flew solo today for the first time. While the September class just started today, Peter has been flying since early August and managed to solo with 17.3 hours of dual flight training.
With the runway under construction, Peter's solo flight took place at the Carp airport. With his instructor, Morgan Ross, Peter flew to Carp and then left Morgan on the ground while he made his first circuit.
On his return, we took a few photos of the event.
First Solo: Peter Goodman after flying solo in FXL on 6 September 2011.
I'm a Pilot now!: Peter Goodman, following his first solo on 6 September 2011.
Hero Shot: Peter with his instructor Morgan Ross. Instructors can get rather proud of their student's accomplishments.
Peter and Simon showing some attitude.: Simon Auger shows Peter the proper way to attract attention. Simon has significant experience in this area. Having traveled the world, he has left his impression on many and you will often see flashes of the same bravado in the signature moves of several celebrities, including Usain Bolt. Peter, having just flew solo, obviously needs more practice to reach the same level of inhibition.