Plus, I felt sorry for the shirt. It hung in the closet for weeks.
Then, when it finally got out, was hidden under a crew neck sweater, except for a slim half-inch of collar that peeked out at the top. It must have been heartbreaking for the beautiful, five color, plaid shirt.
The sweater was not tucked in either. I only mention the latter because extreme shirt-tuck-in rule followers tuck in everything: T-shirts, regular shirts, and yes, even sweat shirts and sweaters. Let your shirttails fly!
Let them flap in the breeze! Let freedom ring! Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email. In the days of tandem trainers, the student sat in the front seat, with the instructor behind.
As there were often no radios in these early days of aviation, the instructor would tug on the student pilot's shirttail to get his attention, and then yell in his ear. A successful first solo flight is an indication that the student can fly without the instructor "instructor-less" flight. Hence, there is no longer a need for the shirt tail, and it is cut off by the often proud instructor, and sometimes displayed as a trophy.
Cancel anytime. Once we had an airplane people could actually see and touch, membership boomed. Cut Shirttail for First Solo. I taxied back as everyone watched outside the FBO. Much preparation has gone into the first solo flight, with the student and instructor putting in hours of flight and ground training on a wide range of subjects including Federal Aviation Administration regulations, weather and aerodynamics. Check them out. Torvik is small, tightly wound, and wears a trimmed beard.
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