a congratulations e-mail to my son on his first solo
Stay out of those god damned things!
I just came back from one funeral. I don't want to be going to another.
Richard <email@example.com> wrote:
Managed my first helicopter solo in the R22 today at just under 22 hours of instruction (minimum is 20).
Did five traffic patterns at Erie airport with 4 other fixed wing aircraft that were doing "Touch & Gos". Lucky, without 200lbs of instructor the little R22 did a good job keeping up with everyone else.
My instructor snapped some pics as I came in after the final pattern.
Big Rush, More Later.