The Cloud

Sometimes we forget how much knowledge we've acquired over the years and hours in the air. What's obvious to us can be pretty bewildering to a newbie pilot just starting out. But Linda Pendleton, a 10,000-hour ATP type-rated in Citations and Lears, recalls one stressful moment from her first solo cross-country flight 25 years ago as vividly as the day it happened. Whether you've logged 30 hours or 30,000, we're sure you'll get as big a kick out of reading this delightful reminiscence as we did.

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