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First solo flight in a T-38

Lt. Green was out on his first solo flight in a T-38 and was feeling a bit cocky. He decided to see what ballistic...

Request a straight approach

Student pilots often learn the mechanics of flying before the details of communicating on the radio. Female student pilot with a pretty voice: "Cessna X...

Night lessons?! No Problem!

A student was having difficulty with his landings. Seems like he would bounce it in every time. However, on the first night lesson, the student...

Back in the 50’s

Back in the '50's, USAF Primary Pilot Training was conducted at several small civilian contract bases. One such base was Graham AB. Each day,...

Student pilot to irate instructor…

Student pilot to irate instructor: "Think about it. I navigated through a boiling fluid swirling around a rotating sphere that is hurtling around a...

When instructors party hard at night…

A story from the late 1950's Navy flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. Instructors were known to party hard at night, even before a 'hop'...

A Flying students’ diary

Week 1 Monday: Rain Tuesday: Rain Wednesday: No rain; no visibility either Thursday: Take instructor to lunch. Discover I don't know enough to take instructor to lunch. Friday: Fly! Do...

Why I Want To Be A Pilot

When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it's a fun job and easy to do. That's why there are so...