a congratulations e-mail to my son on his first solo

Richard,

Stay out of those god damned things!

I just came back from one funeral. I don't want to be going to another.

pop
Fitz

 



Richard <richfitz@magpul.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.
http://www.mediarev.com/solo/
Big Rush, More Later.
Cheers,
Richard