View Full Version : I finally did my first solo flight!!!!!
12-04-2004, 04:19 PM
Wow! that was incredible :eek: .... I really can belive that now I am a real pilot ;) !> I really thank my 2 instructor Charles Peterson and Marcelino. Thay really made my dream come true.
I just recall taking off and reaching 300 feet.From that moment on I knew that I can turn back. I look down and saw that I was no more on the airport. I keep climing 350 feet, and start to make my turn. The turn went great! Nose up airspeed 50-55 mph. Then I was going down wind!. HOLLY MAC!! :eek: It felt like some one kick my gyro on the back :eek: !. from 50mph went to 65 in 2 second :eek: !I took out couple of rpm to stay at 55 mph. "WOW I still can belive I am flyin" I said. So I have to make a landing. I cordinate my turn keeping my 55 mph . Now I have the run way at front. I lower the nose cut a litter of power intill it was idle. The gyro went down 300 feet(at 55 mph),250,200,100, 50... "I am almost there :o " 10, 5 I level the gyro with the power in idle made a flare and touch down :D !
I finally did it!.... I finally did it!. I park my gyro everyone was happy! So when I got out of my gyro my friend good friend Sammy got a bucket of cold water and throw at me (This is a tradition). I really can say how good I feel. Now I am really a pilot........Is a shame Chuck Irby is not here. Because I promise him that he was the one that was going to post it first..
I dedicated this to him, and all the person here that help me to realise this. Thank you all! :D ;)
12-04-2004, 04:24 PM
olee joe, great moment, you feel so happy ! i just can imagine when i have my first solo !
now, don't relax..keep flying safe...
glad for you !
12-04-2004, 04:27 PM
Good for you Jose!
12-04-2004, 04:30 PM
Yes zeeon it was incredible, Thank you!. I got some picture of the moment. the small dot on the air is me flying and the moment of everyone congratulate me ...
12-04-2004, 04:30 PM
Thank you Ron!
12-04-2004, 04:59 PM
Congratulations Jose! It just keeps getting better.
12-04-2004, 05:03 PM
Way to go...............good for you!
12-04-2004, 05:29 PM
Way to go, amigo!
:) :D :) :D :) :D
12-04-2004, 05:33 PM
Congratulations Jose! Way to go.
12-04-2004, 05:49 PM
Now could you PLEASE send me a tape of the Phantom flying I did at Bensen Days Jose????? you work for the post office, you should be able to get it to me!!!
10311 Silver Mine Rd.
Fort Mill S.C. 29715
Thank you :)
12-04-2004, 06:11 PM
Congratulations!! Great news!!
12-04-2004, 06:28 PM
Congrats Jose !!!!!! :D
12-04-2004, 06:41 PM
You'll never forget your first flight!
12-04-2004, 07:33 PM
Way to go Jose! I`m proud of you AMIGO! You have come along way with your gyro project & have proven to be a patient & willing student with the same desires we all share. Do you remember what I told you long ago?
THERE WILL BE NO WINE BEFORE IT IS TIME!
Have one for me my friend!
12-04-2004, 10:12 PM
what a great post!!!!!!
12-04-2004, 11:29 PM
Good job, Jose. You're enthusiasm is contagious. I feel like I was watching you.
12-05-2004, 12:43 AM
We are very happy for you, here in Pennsylvania! Good luck in all of your future flights & remember to keep it safe.
12-05-2004, 04:33 AM
Joe: Congratulations...have a happy and safe flying in 2005.
12-05-2004, 04:40 AM
I really aprecciate all you congrats! you guys are really a good familly!
12-05-2004, 06:58 AM
Another Boricua in the air, pretty soon we can have a Fly-in there!!!
Good going Jose!
12-05-2004, 07:14 AM
Great Job Jose,
Your patience and dedication to training have paid off. Congratulations.
12-06-2004, 05:09 AM
Thank you everyone! I fix the photos I post so you can see it clear. I just can say that when I was going back downwind. Flash backs came to me. When I got my gyro for the first time, Rebuilding it, problem with the engine, fixin it, another problem came,
my first time of trainnig, every day progress, email every time to Rick or Mike to see how to fix a problem :D . (you really are great friends! ;) :D ) and all that came to this... my first solo fly. I really can explane to you guys the happiness of that momment. Is incredible!! Thank you guys that help make this dream come thrue..
12-06-2004, 10:42 AM
CORRECTION Senor heron we have had flying. AS a matter of fact jose flew in the club party. We even had a tiger molt 1946 biplane flew in for the roatsed pork and rice we had. Just waite until you see me dress as santa flying in the gyro.
So take a plane from Brazil and come to party with us.
12-06-2004, 02:38 PM
Heron this is Charles with Sammy. As you can see This Santa has "The disco fever!" :D IT SHINES!!!
12-06-2004, 04:13 PM
Great Job Jose! I'm really happy for you. Great pics too.
12-06-2004, 05:42 PM
wow. Did you have to saftey wire the beard on?
Ya know, those twinstars kinda look like a sled...
12-07-2004, 01:03 AM
the berad had 2 elastic that pull it to my chin and was hold in my ears. after 30 minutes you feel the pull. the wig didnt came off after I took my helmet. I told the kids that the marbles and toy were not approved on mom or their room. they were ment to be on all the floor of the living room.
Ha what a mess. I saw some mad faces.
12-07-2004, 04:07 PM
Me and Hector will be at one of them for sure, just not knowing when yet . . .
It sure seems like lots of fun !
Working on the first giro club in my home base here in Bauru, we have a big flying club and facilities, used by the commercial companies, untill the neew international airport gets ready.
Two world champions from our club (soaring) and my house (moms) is right under the ramp on final, six am flight is the alarm clock. . .
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