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Old 10-12-2015, 07:24 AM
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Default First solo AT!

I've only gotten to fly a few times this season, but I was finally able to make my first attempt at an aerotow yesterday. Willie pulled me up with a fantastic tow and waved me off directly over the field at about 2250'. As Willie predicted, the tow was a little wavy for the first couple hundred feet but once we got above 500' or so it was glass. I was racing against the clock because I needed to leave the field by 11 AM to make it to work. The day was definitely picking up as I came in on final which made the landing interesting. Had I been able to stay there was lift to work. I can't wait to do it again! I'm also looking forward to some more scooter towing as well. For the sake of safety and practice, I've been flying in the evenings at around sunset. The view is spectacular but there's no lift to speak of, and I need to start working some lift. Here's a video of the landing:

https://vimeo.com/142098193
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:31 AM
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N-i-c-e !! Congrats Matt!
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:18 PM
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Fan-FREGGIN-tasic!

I know of no pilot more dedicated than you! Way to go Brother!
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:43 PM
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Congrads brother, can't wait to soar with you.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:57 PM
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How cool, wish we could have been there to enjoy it and your experience. Nice job Matt and with Willie at the other end you were in good hands.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:33 AM
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Way to go Matt!! Can't wait to do some "cranking and banking" with you!!!
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:35 PM
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Awesome, Matt, congrats!!!
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:20 PM
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Congrats Matt! Thoroughly enjoyed the video too.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:47 PM
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Perfect landing.

Hope to see you at WesMar soon.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:15 PM
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Congrats Matt! It only gets better from here! Well done!
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