Bad first solo for student pilot

The flight instructor had the non-certified student pilot performing touch-and go-landings in Morrilton, Ark. The student had applied for, but not received, a student pilot certificate.

She told investigators that she studied Gleim FAA Test Preparation since her first flight and believed that her flight instructor’s “diligent” flight training, along with the Gleim material, prepared her for her first solo. The student pilot had logged 12.5 hours at the time of the accident. [Read more…]