Earning Wings: Flight 26 – First Solo Cross-Country

Leaving Oshkosh for the first time with no one else in the airplane is a big milestone, and was downright nerve racking for Brady. Those nerves were good though, because it made him study the sectional chart all afternoon the day before his flight. He also made sure to read every bit of information available about the airports and runways he’d be landing at – Portage (C47) and Dodge County (UNU).

 

 

This is a video series that details Brady Lane’s experience (EAA 808095) and process in learning to fly and earning his sport pilot certificate. These were recorded in 2008 and 2009, but remain relevant today for anyone learning to fly.

Previous posts:
About This Video Blog
Getting Started
Selecting an Instructor
Brady Has an Instructor!
Actively Waiting
First Day of School
In the Remos G3-600
First Flight
Steep Turns, Slow Flight
Stalls, Steep Turns, Slow Flight
Stalls, Stalls, and More Stalls
Ground Reference Maneuvers
Talking to the Tower
Practicing Emergencies
Landings
More Landings
Stalls & Crosswind Landings
The Learning Plateau
Back in the Air
Landings
Gaining Confidence
First Solo
Making Good Decisions
Ready, Study, Sleep
Back in the Air
Stalls, Slow Flight and Landings
Crosswind Workout
Practice, Practice, Practice
First Cross-Country
Short, Soft Field Landings
Class C Airspace
On the Numbers
Second Solo

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