It was emotional to feel my grandfather’s presence as I solo’d this thing!

Almost to the day of the 5th anniversary of this crazy “Flight Chops” thing, I was solo in the T6 / Harvard. This is a goal I set nearly 20 years ago, but honestly wasn’t sure would be achievable for many obvious reasons – access being one, but also the work it took as a pilot to get this point. 

It is rewarding to be able to share the process of getting here. 

Both a huge aviation milestone, and a massive step in a larger personal journey to get checked out in a Spitfire to honour my grandfather who flew them in WWII.


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And thanks to JP for being a part of this and several recent adventures. Check out his awesome VLOGS:

Here is the raw / uncut 1st solo flight for Patreon supporters! 

And here is Ron doing aerobatics on his 85th birthday in the Harvard! (Patreon Supporter exclusive)


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