Sunday, February 15, 2009

First Solo Flight

My 14-year-old son's take-off for his first solo flight in a glider (or sailplane). He did a short patern fight around Crystalaire Airport at Llano, CA and made a perfect landing! His dad and I, as well as his instructor Martin Martorana, are so very proud of him.

13 comments:

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Give him my heartiest congratulations. Just 14 years old!

Tash said...

AH - I saw that the turnoff for the airport also leads to Valyermo - so yes, Llano IS close to it.

Kris said...

However did you stand and watch?

I imagine that you were pretty nervous...

Keith said...

Congratulations! That's something I could never do.

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Thrilling news, Lucky Lindy.

altadenahiker said...

Congratulations, and a spray of champagne on all of you.

spacedlaw said...

Some achievement, being so young! Congratulations.

Babzy said...

you must be very proud !! great experience !

Diane C. said...

That must have been an awesome experience! Beautiful photo too!

Marie-Noyale said...

Isn't it too young to be flying by yourself at 14...
I admire him AND you for having the courage to look!!!

humanobserver said...

Bravo ! I wish him all the very best for a bright future.

Marc said...

Fourteen and gliding solo, wow! Well done!

Lisa Wilson said...

Oh my gosh! I can't imagine my 14-year-old son flying! I get nervous when he snowboards alone.