Mother And Son Solo On Same Day

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That first solo flight is special for all pilots, but for a mother and son in Texas, it was even better sharing the experience. AOPA reports that Steve Poteet, 43, watched as his mother Sylvia, 64, soloed recently at Seymour Municipal Airport in Seymour, Texas. “Then we hugged, high-fived, and I got in and did mine,” Steve said. Steve had recently partnered with a friend to buy a Cessna 172 and was surprised when he showed the airplane to his mother that she was so interested in it. Turns out she had wanted to learn to fly since she was 9 years old but had never pursued it. She is now part owner of the airplane. “It was special to see her pursue a lifelong passion,” Steve told AOPA. “Taking her first solo flight was a major step toward that goal.”