It was a big day for me today. Flying for the first time without my instructor onboard, which means he will not handle the radio communication for me. I was excited and looking forward being the Pilot in Command. It was a beautiful sunny day, but windy. The headwind was kind of concerning me a little, but I could handle it.
My instructor and I started together and did three takeoffs and landings. Then he gave me the 'go' for solo. I was anxious to start by myself. As he got out of the C-150, I taxied to the runway. There were a few airplanes in front of me before I took off. That went out with no communication problems. It was my turn to take off and went up in the air and around in the traffic pattern. It was fun to fly alone! I made the first landing attempt and handled a good landing. I took off for the second time and landed without problems. For the last attempt, I took off and went around to land. The winds started to affect the landing, so I did not like the landing conditions on that one, so I made a go-around. I thought it was a wise choice to do so. So I went around and landed on ground to complete my first solo! I felt really accomplished after my first solo and it was a dream come true. I have always dreamed of myself taking control of an airplane, and my dream came true today on March 12, 2009. My instructor shook my hand and congratulated me as I got out of the airplane. Got the back of my t-shirt cut. It was such as great day.