After much anticipation, cancellations, training, and more - on Monday, March 16th, I did my first solo. It was actually quite fun!
Here’s a link to a video of me landing, taken by one of my old instructors who happened to be passing by:
If anyone reading this is feeling nervous or anxious that they will mess up a radio call or incorrectly do a maneuver, etc. don’t worry, you’ve got this! I went up 3 times with my instructor beforehand and pretty much did everything myself; so going up on my own was actually no different! I did a total of 2 stops and taxi back to the active, and finally one back to parking.
I will say that Infinite Flight has helped me understand radio transmissions - what to look out for after they say something, the general flow of how ATC works, and more. I hope to see slightly more complicated ATC in the future to help student pilots out there get acclimated to real ATC.
If you’re reading this - thank you and stay safe!