Sunday, June 26, 2011

Touchdown (almost)


Our 16-year-old son, Ian, as Pilot-in-Command, landing "home" at Torrance airport after a practice flight around the South Bay with his superb instructor Mickey Holton.
Take a close look at the skyline, to see a faint outline of the San Gabriel Mountains.

8 comments:

Jack said...

Are there lessons for pilot-in-trainings' mothers? My heart would be in my mouth.

Powell River Books said...

That looks like a fun plane to fly. I've never been in a tail dragger, but they can really get into some great little strips. - Margy

VP said...

Envy is not my usual sin, but after seeing this I envy your brave son!

Cezar and Léia said...

Congrats Ian!
Beautiful pictures dear Tash and about your comment about "Grand Duke Henri", I agree with you! :)
hugs
Léia

TheChieftess said...

Cool!!! High five to Ian!!!

Paul said...

Sure beats the usual method of air travel, jammed in a tin can like sardines. Love the paint job on this plane. Well done Ian and mom, you have to let them fly away.

Babzy said...

Bravo !

Linda said...

Impressive!
Is it common for teenagers to learn to fly in California, or is it a particular interest of your family?