Been a bit slow posting this but have been busy back at school.
Here in Australia I have just come off a 2 week easter break from school. On these holidays i flew my first solo.
I have been flying since I was just 13. I was initially flying monthly but now things are pregressing further i am flying fort-nightley. I have just turned 16.
It was a long time coming, it had taken me many, many weeks to organise medical certificates, Security clearance cards etc. Then when they finally came though the weather was no good for a few weeks. I finally got a flight in on Thursday the 9th of April, this was going to be the solo date. My instructor and i climbed into the Zenith CH2000 around 2pm. We went up and flew a few circuits. The first was a normal, second a flapless with an EFATO, then on the third a rain cloud that we were racing on downwind caught up with us on final. This ended up dumping a fair bit of water and the aircraft does not drain water well from the windscreen, this was a prob so we got the runway lights turned on. Still couldn't see a bloody thing though! So after a slow approach we stopped on the runway and had a chat, my instructor was sooo annoyed it had started to rain and didn't get me solo. Think he was actually more annoyed then me, so we decided just to taxi in and call it a day.
Then I booked a flight for the next Tuesday the 14th. Again was about 2pm, first circuit was normal, second flapless with EFATO and 3rd a glide. On this touch and go the instructor called rejected take off, so we left the runway. Then he basically said that those circuits were perfect and i was now to do 1 on my own! So to the run up bay i taxied, did my checks and called tower to tell them i was ready. They told me to line up and expect short delay for helicopter traffic. Once i lined up i searched for traffic, and was posatve there was NO traffic. So here is me all nervous on first solo sitting on the runway for 7 minutes, seemed like a lot longer though!
The single solo circuit was uneventful but a great time! Was the best feeling inside knowing you are the Pilot in Command!
Then Yesterday the 26th, went out there again. This time just did 2 normal circuits with instructor, then taxied back to the school and he jumped out. I was just told 2 be back just before 5! This game me about 40 minutes all by myself! So i went up and flew a half dozen or so normal circuits extending the odd leg for airline traffic.
Again this was a lot of fun and the coolest feeling!
Sorry to bore u with story but is a big step!
So what can i expect to do next after I get a few hours up in the circuit area?