First solo flight at Farrington Aircraft Corp., Paducah, KY. in October '98
Just soloed to Kentucky Dam Airport
This is my wife and daughter in a RotorWay Exec 162F. I purchased a kit in May '99 and took delivery on October 7th after the outbuilding was finished. Finished my check ride at Wings USA in Janesville, WI on June 3rd '99. That's Gerry Ventrella, FAA designated pilot examiner on the right.
From solo to check ride took about 9 months and a little over $10K. But, I didn't fly in the winter.
Don Farrington, JR and Cliff Berry (my instructor) at Farrington Aircraft Corp.