Here at Fly Around Alaska we are so happy to let everyone know Savanah got here Birthday wish. Here’s what she had to say post solo-flying success:
S: I’m so excited! I was less nervous than I expected. I took the pre-solo test—we went over what to do, what not to do, so that I could have that in the front of my mind right before I went up by myself. So helpful! I felt confident and that’s not how I had been picturing it—I expected to be way more nervous—I expected to have butterflies—but John prepared me. We went over everything I needed to go over and that left me feeling like “I know what I’m doing and I’m going to do this right.”
S: And when I was done I was like “YAY!”
E: You had a big smile on your face when you got out of that plane!
S: Yeah, like you said—I got my Birthday wish.
E: What’s next for you?
S: Cross country—the cross-country is definitely a lot more intimidating—I don’t feel as prepared on the planning part of it—But John’s good at going over things and making everything clear and then I feel like I’m set up for success. So, even though I’m nervous, I’m definitely thankful that he is the style of teacher that he is. I put so much pressure on myself but he always reminds me that I am just learning—that—at this point—I don’t need to know it all.
S: During my solo John’s voice was in my head saying “don’t put the pressure on yourself—just keep flying.” I highly recommend John. Especially for other women. It’s hard as a women to find a good flight instructor.
We are all so happy for Savanah here at Fly Around Alaska. I was personally happy to hear that our instructors are creating a safe learning environment for our students. As a woman in Alaska it’s a concern living in the male dominant world of aviation. But here at Fly Around Alaska I’ve experienced some of the most caring, tolerant, and open-minded folks in aviation—which is why I work here.
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