Guess What I Did Today
Posted May 27, 2012 - 03:54 PM
Posted May 27, 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted May 27, 2012 - 07:34 PM
I started working on an SEL WAY back in 79-80, but when #1 son came along.... At that time I had soloed a J-3 Cub, bought, and soloed my own Cessna 140 , and was also taking glider training, and soloed a Schweitzer 2-33.
But over the years and many moves, I lost my log books, and have no record of it.
I don't mind 'starting over', and after 30+ years, it still qualifies (as far as I;m concerned) as a 1st solo. It just wasn't as 'stressful" as the one in the J-3.
My instructor then actually turned off the mags in the J-3 when I was on downwind, PULLED the keys out of the ignition, and I had to land it deadstick. He was an "Old School, crusty old fart", and really 'tested' you. When HE was finished with you, you definately knew how to fly. When we were in the Cessna, he delighted in turning the fuel lever to off (it was on the floor between the seats), and waiting to see that you would when the engine stopped.
Posted May 28, 2012 - 04:43 AM