The student resumed at 0650hrs, checked her schedule and was told that she was to fly that morning. She met the instructor who briefed her of the day’s exercise. After completing the pre-flight exercise, the engine was started and all checks were carried out in accordance with the checklist. The instructor and the student taxied the aircraft to the holding point of runway 24. Departure clearance was given and the aircraft was cleared for take-off.
The Instructor and the student performed various exercises, which included normal circuits with touch– and–go, and engine failure after take-off (EFATO). They did a total of seven touch and go before the solo flight. The Instructor was satisfied with the student’s performance, and asked if she was ready for a first solo flight, which the student answered in affirmative.