I did my first solo flight today. Instructor took me up, we did a few touch and go's, then he bailed out on the runway and let me take it up by myself. The first solo is a big deal in the pilot community, and I'm freakin' stoked. He chopped off the back of my shirt after I landed. I cut and pasted the following from a wiki describing the tradition: So, my shirt tail goes up on the instructor's wall.. Along with all of his other student's.. Although mine is Bright frickin yellow with blue palm trees and slightly darker yellow hibiscus.. It sould stand out nicely.. (RIP one of my favorite shirts, lol) Anyway, Thought I'd come on here and brag a bit!!