Flight Date: 12/10/2017
Flight School: Victoria Flying Club
Flight Instructor: Laura Van Buskirk
Comment:I started flying lessons when I was 11 years old. We scheduled my solo flight for November 6th, the day I turned 14. My whole family came out to watch, but, November is an unpredictable time of year for weather in Victoria and the wind picked up. We had to postpone it.
Finally, on December 10th, after several cancelled flights, I took off on my first ever solo flight. I was in the air for less than 10 minutes, but those were the most exhilarating minutes of my life. Except for
a minor mistake with the radio work and a little bump on the landing, it went smoothly.
I am now pursuing my private pilot license. I am unsure where flying will take me after that, but
I know that it will always be a big part of my life. I’m so thankful to Laura for being such a
supportive and inspiring instructor. I’m also thankful to my parents who held their breath and
put their fears aside while they watched their 14 year old take off on a plane all by himself.