Shannon Gallagher’s 1st Solo, Saturday, July 24, 2010

Congratulations to  Shannon Gallagher of Hohenwald, TN, 0M3 Baker Field, who’s learning to fly in a 1940 Taylorcraft, BC65.  The big news – she just soloed!! We’re proud of you, Shannon!!

“Just got back from the airport a bit ago and it went great.  The guys took about 200 pics.  My three landings for the solo were just nice as they could be and everything went off without a hitch.  I now have a solo and a tailwheel endorsement!  Attached are just a few of  the photos.”

Coming in on my first solo landing. Also the brick house in the backround of this pic is our house. Not bad being at the end of runway 20.


Me getting my shirt tails cut by our CFII Paul Bridges


Paul walking away and leaving me on my own


Me with what’s left of my shirt!


  • April Gowen
    Posted at 21:36h, 01 August Reply

    YEAH!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Susan
    Posted at 21:31h, 28 July Reply

    YIPPPEEEE!!!! thCONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of pilots!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!


  • Shannon Gallagher
    Posted at 08:59h, 28 July Reply

    Thank you Anne. I thought I’d be nervous or apprehensive but it didn’t phase me. I felt good and confident, and I nailed three really nice squeakers. I think I’m still riding on the high to be honest.
    Thanks again


  • Anne Wright
    Posted at 19:10h, 26 July Reply

    Congratulations, Shannon! Your first solo is something you will always remember. Ask any pilot, no matter how high-time, and they can recount every moment of their first solo. Congratulations on this milestone!

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