Dionne Thompson

Flight Date: 10/11/2018
Flight School: Calgary Flying Club
Flight Instructor:Laura McAtamney
Comment: Exhilarating experience to say the least; it’s the first time you see how much your flight training, studying, time & effort is really worth! To me it felt as though I’d been doing dual flights “forever” (the progress of others around may make you feel like you’re not as fast or keen – keep positive and keep your own stride/pace). To be honest, I was comfortable with having the assurance that someone experienced was always beside me and was in no hurry to go it alone. My instructor went for a flight to the circuit with me as per usual but then mentioned having an “option” to tower when we were on the downwind. She had me drop her off then sent me out to do my solo…I felt like a baby bird being pushed out of the nest lol but like baby birds soon find out, my wings really work and I’m capable of getting it done SOLO! Everything was smooth and like many others will surely attest to, this is a moment I will never forget!