Peter made it look easy today. Took off easily on his first attempt and landed softly on his feet.
We met at my place early Thursday morning and drove to the airport together. He was super excited but also pretty nervous. The first solo is a big deal. Yes he was prepared but this would be the first time he was in command of his own aircraft, not counting the short and low flights he made down the sledding hill.
The grass was still wet from the morning dew so we laid the wing on the edge of the road to keep it dry and light. It worked. Peter made a slight tug on the A-lines and the wing came up nice and true. A couple steps later he added throttle and soon found himself in the sky. A few laps around the field to gain confidence and then back to earth smiling from ear to ear.
This was also his first time riding an ATV. He did fine on that too but it’s not anywhere near as exciting.
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