poppa bear said:WHOA!! Too cool!Forgot to add, learned to fly light aircraft, and managed to crash the first solo landing by doing a ground loop. I ended up on the side of the runway, and followed protocol by radioing the tower to tell them I'd crashed and what should I do, even though I was in plain sight of the controllers. The guy in the tower bellowed at me: "Get the hell out of the f*#@&*g plane before it blows up!'' Bit of embarassment there, but overcame the fear barrier and went solo again.