i had my first solo flight yesterday!
let me tell you, it was awesome. i had an absolute blast and will always remember it. they require us to fly for a certain amount of time, so after i got all my required landings out of the way i was just messing around. the best part was rolling in behind civilian airplanes and flipping my rudder shakers on (they make the plane vibrate, kinda like a machine-gun) while quoting various lines from top gun. made me feel like a real pilot. awesome.
i start aerobatic flying next, which is loops, barrel rolls, split-S, immelmans, etc, but today looks a little too cloudy for that so it'll have to wait for the time being.
kim leaves friday for her round-the-world vacation trip, ending up down here 16 days from now. can't wait. in the meantime i'll busy myself with flying and studying, and maybe some relaxing now and then.