Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #18: First Solo Flight



Thursday, September 4th, 2014 @ 08:00 EDT

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my eighteenth training lesson and first solo flight (1.1 Hobbs Hour Today, 20.6 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.
My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N997WW, out of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB).

Today’s lesson involved:

– Touch & Go Landing
– Traffic Pattern
– First Solo Flight

*** THIS IS THE RAW FOOTAGE. I have only edited out the pre-flight check. ***
I’ve left the video untouch so that it can be played in sync with the GPS Track replay that can be found at Gps4Sport.com.
The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track synchronized to this video, go to:
http://gps4sport.com/?a=TrackPlayerServer&i=1868

Time Marks:
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* Note: I’ve removed all the pre-flight checklists since that’s always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

02:21 – Departure ATIS Information
02:34 – Taxiing to Spot 2
03:53 – TG Comm – Taxi to Runway 9L
04:20 – Taxiing to Runway 9L
09:15 – Engine Run-up Checklist
13:12 – TT Comm – Cleared for Take-off
14:41 – TT Comm – I’ll call your base
19:13 – TT Comm – Cleared Touch & Go #1
22:47 – Touch & Go #1
25:10 – TT Comm – Extend downwind
27:49 – TT Comm – Cleared Touch & Go #2
31:04 – Touch & Go #2
32:21 – TT Comm – Extend upwind
33:05 – TT Comm – Join downwind. I’ll call your base
36:40 – TT Comm – Traffic advisory
37:06 – TT Comm – Requesting full stop landing #3
37:31 – TT Comm – Traffic advisory
38:46 – TT Comm – Cleared to land #3
41:47 – Full Stop Landing #3
42:50 – TT Comm – Contact Ground
43:43 – TG Comm – Taxi to Spot 6
45:05 – Solo Flight ATIS Information
47:35 – CFI Walking Away
48:23 – TG Comm – TAxi to Runway 9L
48:54 – Taxiing (back) to Runway 9L
51:52 – Engine Run-up Checklist
53:03 – TT Comm – Hold Short Runnway 9L
53:56 – TT Comm – Cleared for Take-off
55:52 – TT Comm – Turn left crosswind
57:19 – TT Comm – Cleared for the option
1:00:22 – First Solo Full Stop Landing
1:01:41 – TT Comm – Contact Ground
1:02:17 – TG Comm – Taxi to Spot 2
1:06:56 – Shirt Tail Cutting
1:07:03 – Photo Slideshow

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