Congratulations to Scott who soloed on April 17th, 2012!
As Spring arrived this year, so arrived the winds. It seemed that every time Scott showed up for a lesson, the winds provided a challenge with either high velocity, gusts, or shifting direction. Although this was great experience, it was not what the new pilot wants when learning how to land.
Scott, being the weekend flyer, persisted, and then with the weather forecast for relatively manageable winds for the coming week, I suggested an extra lesson during the week to take advantage of the great conditions. This also provided for a repeat lesson close together to have those muscle memory skills stay in tact.
Even though Scott had to take a day off work, I think he was very pleased with the outcome, as evidenced by his grin from ear to ear.