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How important is a pilot's 1st airplane?

from Air & Space Magazine

The first flight in my first logbook is dated Dec. 5, 1970, and says I had .8 hour of dual instruction at the Teterboro School of Aeronautics in New Jersey with an instructor whose name I can't remember and whose signature I can't make out. Under remarks, he wrote "FAM FLT" — a familiarization flight, which we'd made in a Cessna 150. One thing I do remember vividly is a feeling of queasiness that made me wonder whether I was cut out for flying. Air is unpredictable. Wind gusts produce bumps, and during the earliest phases of flight training, students can feel uncomfortable. more

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