Sunday, December 12, 2010

Going solo...

Our son after his first solo in a powered airplane, at Torrance Airport, Sunday, December 12.
The tall buildings of Los Angeles, some 20 miles away, and the San Gabriel Mountains are in the background. He had excellent weather for his solo - a very clear and warm day.

12 comments:

Babzy said...

wow !;)

Andy said...

I'm happy to see you have a son to be proud of. You did a great capture of him and the plane.

Bibi said...

That plane is my daughter-in-law's favorite color!

brattcat said...

He sure looks at home in that cockpit. Did he always talk of flying?

Lois said...

Congratulations to your son Tash! I absolutely love that bright green airplane.

Cezar and Léia said...

He is a talent young man!Congratulations Tash, he is adorable and your picture is wonderful.Beautiful green plane as well!
Léia :)

Rob and Mandy said...

Looks like a giant grasshopper...

Wanda said...

Tash, that is so exciting. My Dad had his pilot license when we were small and would take us up in small planes....we loved it. I still love to fly. Had the experience years ago of flying from Paris CA to Portland ME in a 4 passenger Sesna Plane.

Congrats to you son.... I wish I had gotten a pilot license!!

James said...

That is so cool!

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous shot Tash!!! He must have felt ten feet tall after that flight!!!

Are you familiar with Moose Peterson's photography? He's actually a neighbor of mine up here...he's an awesome wildlife photographer...but he recently began shooting his other passion...planes!!! Check out his website...http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?page_id=7293

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your heart must have been in your throat until he returned to terra firma. Congratulations to both of you.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

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congrats Mr I