Mine was ZK-EOQ, September 29th 1997 at Hamilton. I cant remember too much about it other than John Parker sent me solo. From memory I took a few hours off work (at Aeromotive, next door to the club)and returned afterwards - but got very little done!
"Blue and black are fine. Pink with sparkles, not so much."
For my money it is worthwhile to make a comment that it is your first solo but geez is not it obvious otherwise? ;D As for the colour: Don't get caught up in the coloured ink syndrome. You will have to remember what all the colours mean in future etc. I reckon just making clear entries in black or blue ink will be fine. You can please yourself as always.
Depending on how you want to record information for future reference having notes about what you did - particularly for navigation waypoints to help remember flights - I found useful after 35 years. Of course for whatever reason I was not consistent & this mattered after all those years. It is amazing how useful your logbook will be just for remembering flights/details many years down the track.
I dont actually even remember filling my ones out , but both my first solos ( glider and powered ) are in red . Sure makes it easy to find when looking back , but I dont really remember why I did it . Perhaps it is a bit of a tradition ?
Dear Warner Brothers: Now that I'm an adult, I feel I'm old enough to hear what the "Beep Beep" is hiding when Road Runner talks to Wile E. Coyote.
Someone told me to put that entry in my log book in red (I haven't filled it out yet) is the the norm?
Never heard of that idea before. Maybe I'm just slow.
My main memory of my first solo is of the tower responding to my downwind radio call with the response 'You are number two to a Duchess'. I spent the rest of the circuit frantically looking out for a large 'Alice-in-Wonderland' type lady dressed in a crinoline. Took my mind off anything else.
Retirement is something for the young. Once you are old you never seem to have the time.