Craig Dye submitted this photo and note: “Hunter Dye, 18, takes off on his first solo on Dec. 9, 2022, at Calhoun County Airport (F95) in Blountstown, Florida. He is continuing the family tradition, following his father into the ranks of professional aviators.
Terry Hayes submitted this photo and note: “Joey McFadden with his instructor after his first solo. We all remember that awesome feeling of excitement after our first solo! Congratulations, Joey!”
Tom Connors submitted this photo and note: “Grandson Isaiah soloing in a Cessna in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. A proud day for both of us.”
Mary Ann Lebold submitted this photo and note: “Peyton Pentecost and CFI Wayne Schoor are all smiles after Peyton’s first solo flight on April 19, 2021, at AirHaven at Lenhardt Airpark near Hubbard, Oregon. Terri Coleman took the picture.”
Will DeCanio sent in this photo with a note: “My granddaughter displaying her log book sign off for OK to solo dated April 26, 2020. Now all she has to is wait until Oct. 10. 2021, when she’ll be old enough to solo!”
At 78, Richard Kasperson is not the oldest new pilot in the world, but he’s the oldest rookie in the Puget Sound Flyers Club in Everett, Washington.
Each of the solo mats are custom made for the individual student pilot.
Dan O’Brien submitted this photo and note: “The first two airplanes I soloed while a student pilot. Photo was taken at Mattituck, New York, some time in the early 1960s.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for […]
Steve Purcell, now a CFI, submitted this photo and note: “Zahn’s Airport. Amityville Flying Service, Amityville, N.Y., Long Island. 1965. Going student pilot solo in this neat straight tail C-150. About $16 an hour. My CFI was the awesome Ralph Thomas of Pan American Airways.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture […]