My First Solo Flight
Place : Raja Bhoj International Airport Bhopal India
IATA : BPL
Aircraft : Cessna 152
Call Sign : VT EUF [ Victor Tango Echo Uniform Foxtrot ]
Date : 10 January 1995
Time : 1030 Hrs
CFI : Capt K K Sharma
It was 10 January My Chief Pilot Instructor Said
You are Ready for 1st Solo now
I Taxied My Cessna 152 to the Runway 30 All Alone
First time I Airborn my Foxtrot by my Own
Seat next to me is vacant, ? M I a Captain Now ?
As I was in the Air
And sung a short Poem
Yellow Land, Green Trees and Blue Big Bhopal Lake
I was filled with a feeling of a Pilot's Responsibility
This is the story of a Journey, a journey called 'Pilot's Life'
and in the End it helped me reach my Destination.
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Elevation AMSL 1,719 ft / 524 m
Coordinates 23°17′15″N 077°20′15″E
Direction Length Surface
06/24 3,420 1,042 Bituminous tar/Asphalt
12/30 6,700 2,042 Asphalt
The first Solo Flight of a new Pilot comprises that Pilot completing a Take off, and usually a short flight and safe Landing, by him or herself. Flying such Flight is a Milestone known as Solo Flight .