Going solo: from your instructor’s perspective!

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Going solo: from your instructor’s perspective!

July 3, 2019 By Nicholas Christie
AOPA Australia's 'STUDENT PILOT' EDITOR, NICHOLAS CHRISTIE takes a unique look at what to expect from your first solo flight and explains what your FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR is considering - before, during and after this special milestone!
For those who haven’t yet, be excited; ‘going first solo’ is truly unforgettable! But when your instructor starts to un-clip their seatbelt and provides you a short briefing ...This content...

For those who haven’t yet, be excited; ‘going first solo’ is truly unforgettable! But when your instructor starts to un-clip their seatbelt and provides you a short briefing ...

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Nicholas Christie

Nicholas started flying lessons at the age of 13. He holds both Grade 2 (GA) and RAAus Flight Instructor ratings.  Since graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor Business Management (Marketing), he has held various sales, marketing and management positions across a broad range of sectors. Nicholas has written for a variety of aviation magazines in Australia and currently runs his own aviation businesses.  In 2016, Nicholas took on the challenge of building a “slow build” Van’s RV-12, at Tyabb (Victoria) and he has since become an active member of SAAA, AOPA and RAAus.  Nicholas believes that the passion and involvement of people (especially youth) in the aviation community is key to the sector’s future success in Australia and that minimal government regulation will assist in the industry’s continued growth and success.

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