How many hours did you have before you Solo'd?
well i cant remember how many hours when i soloed
but our founder irv sobel soloed in a glider with exactly 24 minutes (he was ready at 14 but his instructor wanted 3 landings 1st) he progressed through private, commercial, and instructor in just 2 months time (not sure how many hours logged)
he was a commercial pilot with american airlines who holds a current 747 speed record and had extensive military experience as well including being the 2nd t fly the worlds fastest (at the time) plane.
so thats far from typical
in general (meanning there are exceptions) your age can affect how quickly you learn and reach solo/ppl
if you start at 12 or 16 you learn alot faster then starting at 60
but that does not translate directly into being a better pilot, while i knew a girl who stared at 9 and at 18 was flying in world championships, she had flown WITH world champs from 14 on
but in general those who start later in life may progress more slowly they often end up being better pilots in the long run
on average, a student can expect if given the opportunity to get in a reasonable number of training flights to solo in 1 season and get their check out flight near the end of the second season
thats fairly typical of most experiences
have you flown with us? are you wanting to?
are you disabled? whats the nature of the disability whats your age weight tc
we will have a new disabled instructor on nov 20th, (who holds 2 state records) so will be able to do more lessons this next season. we may leave 1 plane available for winter flying too.
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glider pilot student with freedoms wings international soaring for people with disabilities