After 9 months of flight training and 21 hours of dual instruction, I finally did my first solo on the last day of 2016. I did 3 take-offs, 2 touch-and-go’s and one full-stop landing. The plane felt lighter without Tim, my instructor, and with a bit of crosswind it was not as straight forward. Luckily announcing to tower that I am a student pilot makes it much easier as they tend to be much more patient and forgiving when dealing with students. Great way to end the year!