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We went for a nice flight to Hawthorne airport early in the morning to do some pattern work. It was a pretty good lesson and after 1hour we flew back to Torrance and were joking around as usual. Reza told me that Chris will be at Torrance and that he wants to discuss the pre-Solo test I did a couple of days before… After landing and taxing to the terminal I was looking for Chris, but he didn't show up as he was supposed to. Instead Reza told me that he thinks I'm ready for a solo flight in the pattern at Torrance. I thought he was joking, but he just grabbed my logbook and endorsed me for solo flight around Torrance…
What a surprise!!!! Naturally I had to take that chance right away… I was pretty nervous before take-off and on my first landing attempt and focused on what I was taught before (I swear that all the way on final I had Reza's voice in my ear and he said: "center line, center line, CENTER LINE"). Everything went pretty smooth. It was for sure not the best landing ever done in a Cessna 172, but good enough for me to get some confidence J. I did a couple more landings and then taxied back to the terminal where Reza and Chris waited to congratulate.
I was glad I didn't wear an expensive shirt on that day since Reza (following the old tradition) decided to cut out a nice big piece of it on my back. The piece and the hand written dedication are already framed and decorate my office. It was truly an unforgettable day…
 
Thanks a lot to the whole Pacific Skies Aviation Team for this milestone on my way to the private pilot license.