My first solo experience was wonderful. I wouldn't call what I had as jitters, more anticipation. We flew from DSM to IKV. My instructor told me we would do 3 landings and if all was good, I would solo. No big deal I thought. I set the first one down and hear the magic words "Turn off at the next taxiway".
We go to the FBO, he signs my logbook and gives me my instructions: "Do 3-5 touch and goes. Just be back before dark. Ask on the radio if you need help." I am glad that there wasn't a CVR in the plane because I was having way too much fun! If I knew how to work the XM radio, I would have been rocking!
I didn't get the back cut off my shirt, but my instructor made me trade him seats for the ride back to DSM and fly from the right side, which in the aircraft I soloed in has no electric trim switch.
My advice: Enjoy the day, take good pics afterward, and ultimately have fun!
First Solo: December 17, 2008 - ASEL: October 9, 2009 - Instrument Rating: In Progress
Yes, I know there is a large gap between the dates, but that is the joy of flight instruction in Iowa.