The next lesson on the plan was the fourth solo, and the first solo outside of the traffic circuit. Aviation is full of milestones, and this was another one.
I got up early to prepare the airplane, so I could be ready to fly as soon as possible, since I wasn’t the only one that wanted to fly this day.
With both fuel and clearance, I departed Karmøy and set course for Skjold training area. Shortly after, I switched frequency to Sola, and was outside the control zone all alone.
I’ve been in Skjold several times before, so I had no problem finding the way there. Still a bit strange to sit there all alone in the air, but it’s starting to feel very natural. It almost feels like I know how to fly ;)
While in the training area I did several 30 degree turns, and some slowflight. When I felt I had done enough, I returned for some more training in the traffic circuit.
I had so much fun, and had a good flow, so I decided to spend as much time as I could.
Ended up with a total of 15 landings, and almost two hours alone in the airplane.
As if this wasn’t awesome enough, I got to jump in the backseat for the lesson with the next student.