After a lot of travel and very, very few continuous days at home I have managed to get the first solo process completed at Palo Alto Airport. This is, I’m told, a pretty important milestone in my flight training, and I’m glad to have finally done it.
However, as part of this process, I was nearly landed on, twice, by another student flying the pattern. The infraction was bad enough that the tower started asking planes in the pattern to land full stop and clear the traffic so that they could concentrate on the problem pilot. I was also asked a series of probing questions from the club’s chief pilot, to see if they could determine how rough it was up there.
All in all, I’m glad its done, even if it was a blur. I’m sure I’ll remember this flight for a long time to come.