- Nov 26, 2001
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Saturday morning was a nice morning for flying, so I turn my student loose in the pattern for his first solo three T/O and landings. He taxis back to the hangar and then up pulls a man wearing a FAA badge. I go oh oh! thinking of all things I have done wrong in my flying career and I wonder what he is looking for. He steps up and says "Which of you two soloed just now?" My student says "I did". The guy with the FAA badge says "Congratulations" and hands him a green strip of paper. It turns out he was from the tower and he gives my student the aircraft identification strip used in the tower to track the airplane. That was kinda cool.