Remember your first solo? AOPA Project Pilot Student Taylor Nankervis, of Shingletown, California, could help jog your memory.
"The feeling was unreal," Nankervis wrote to AOPA shortly after his first solo in April. "The lightness of the airplane, the silence in the cabin, and the adrenaline rushing through my body made my solo so much fun."
You can help others who have a love of flying start their flight training and experience this high by becoming an AOPA Project Pilot Mentor like Nankervis's Mentor Tim Huckabay. It doesn't take much time at all. Your role is not to be the flight instructor but to be someone who encourages the student through the ups and downs of training, which will increase his or her chances of making it to that first solo and ultimately getting a pilot certificate.
May 11, 2007