The traditional removal of a new pilot's shirt tail is a sign of the instructor's new confidence in his student.
In the days of tandem trainers, the instructor would tug at the student’s shirt tail whenever he was getting himself into trouble. After the first solo, the new pilot is competent in the air and does not need such a safety device.
This tradition has been modernised at 43 by cutting ties instead of shirt tails at our monthly Solo parties.
|Adam Rosenthal||Antoine Gerard|
|Ayman Elhag||Bertus Wentzel|
|Conrad Kieser||David Kisbey-Green|
|Dawid Appelgryn||Derrick Onyancha|
|Duan Zaaiman||Duncan Shaw|
|Henrique Botelho da Silva||Hylton Gifford|
|Kyle Maddison||Lubbi Triegaardt|
|Martin Keet||Moses Kibui|
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