Sunday, August 24, 2008

First solo, traditional ending

This is a great photo of the ending of Vlada Dekina's first gliding solo. Vlada, who recently came to SOSA, had prior experience as a power aerobatic pilot. She soloed on August 23rd, a little over a month after joining. Her first solo flight in the Blanik, her nineteenth on type, was uneventful ...
That is, until Andrea Kuciak showed up with the time honoured aviator's welcome to the ranks of pilot in command, involving a bucket of ice-cold water.
Congratulations Vlada, and may you enjoy many years of flying accomplishments at SOSA Gliding Club.