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8 hours to solo?

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A flight instructor told me that when I start to fly He can have me solo in about 8 -10 hours and the max 20. Does 8 hours to getting a student to solo a pretty quick pace and is it possible? what are your thoughts on a CFI telling me this?

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    Matthew Waugh on Jul 28, 2010

    Sounds fine to me – as long as the instructor added some caveat like “for the average person”.

    Give me a quiet field, an interested, motivated student, I’ll get you to solo in a lot less. However your endorsement will require you to stay in the airport traffic pattern until we’ve sorted out the rest of your experience. Solo is the ability to takeoff, fly a pattern and land. Those are just a small set of the skills needed to be a pilot.

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  2. Mark Roberts on Sep 14, 2010

    I’ve just done my GFPT at Moorabbin, so not I’m no expert – this is just my opinion. I needed 16 hours to first solo. For me it took repeated ordinary circuits where I just didn’t get it, followed by a “click” moment when I did. Apart from the money, I don’t think it matters much apart from bragging rights – everyone’s different. If you ask anyone how long it took them to first solo they will probably halve their real number anyway. Unfortunately I can’t lie. I put up all my crap circuits on Youtube!

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