My first solo
“Van Nuys Ground, Three Zero Six Echo Foxtrot, taxing back to northwest corner and returning for closed traffic. Student’s first solo.”
“Three Zero Six Echo Foxtrot, roger.”
Five weeks ago I pulled a Diamond DA20 aside on the ramp at Van Nuys Airport, my instructor got out and I started the airplane again.
“Van Nuys Ground, Three Zero Six Echo Foxtrot, student pilot, requesting taxi.”
Flying out of Santa Barbara
“Six Echo Foxtrot, cleared for take off, one six right.”
Landing light on, mixture full, flaps at take off. Check the wind sock. Align with centerline. Verify heading to 160 degrees. Throttle advanced, engine instruments in the green, airspeed is alive, rotation and rotating. Positive rate of climb.