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Get a free video of your first solo

Posted on September 5th, 2012 by

It’s the flight we remember all our lives and to help you remember it, Nflightcam makes it possible to record your first solo. Better yet, it will produce a professionally-edited HD video of the experience. Free. Continue Reading →

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Commemorate your first solo

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by

Whether it’s your own first solo or that of a friend or family member, Sporty’s First Solo Commemorative Wooden Plaque will keep that memory vivid. The alder wood, laser-etched plaque is custom engraved with the pilot’s name and airplane on... Continue Reading →

Start of a flying career on 16th birthday

Posted on March 14th, 2012 by

Jeff Spahr, a sophomore at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, celebrated his 16th birthday March 10 and had something more important on his mind than getting his driver’s license. Jeff started taking flying lessons at Gulf Coast International Flight... Continue Reading →

Solo times two at Sporty’s Academy

Posted on February 8th, 2012 by

Two brothers, each enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot program, soloed within one hour of each other at Sporty’s Academy last week. Continue Reading →

First solo: Hugh O’Handley

Posted on December 12th, 2011 by

We recently asked pilots on our Facebook page to share the story of their first solos. Here’s one from Hugh O’Handley of Pelzer, S.C.:  I have been lucky and have always had instructors that were great mentors. I first attended... Continue Reading →

First solo: Eric Coburn

Posted on December 11th, 2011 by

We recently asked pilots on our Facebook page to share the story of their first solos. Here’s Eric Coburn’s story: I soloed on May 1, 1972. It was my 16th birthday. I had flown many hours with my father prior to... Continue Reading →

Long suffering, belated first solo

Posted on December 4th, 2011 by

We recently asked pilots on our Facebook page to share the story of their first solos. Here’s the second entry we received, from a pilot who wishes to remain anonymous: My first solo wasn’t really the exciting, giddy experience that... Continue Reading →

First solo: Jim Craig

Posted on December 1st, 2011 by

We recently asked pilots on our Facebook page to share the story of their first solos. Here’s our first entry from reader Jim Craig of Goose Creek, S.C.: My solo was a pleasant affair, very successful, but it presented me... Continue Reading →

Recreational student pilot solos at Sporty’s

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by

Ken Marshall soloed on January 9, 2011 on his way to earning a Recreational pilot certificate at Sporty’s Academy at Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio. Anyone interested in more information about learning to fly may visit www.sportysacademy.com or call... Continue Reading →

Solo: Al Creque

Posted on September 16th, 2010 by

Al Creque soloed a Cessna 172 on August 15, 2010 at Sporty’s Academy at Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio. Al, a resident of South Lebanon, is studying to obtain his Recreational pilot certificate. Continue Reading →