Congratulations to Russ Gayda who flew solo in the Sportstar on Jan.8, 2015. Russ has been flying ultralights for a few years and has built his own single seat sport plane which is waiting to be flown. Russ is working hard to complete his sport pilot training so he can obtain his sport pilot license and be able to fly his new plane. We were doing some flight training at Rancho Murieta airport (KRIU) when Russ kicked me out of the plane and flew the pattern solo. Great job Russ! Fly safe and Fly 4 Fun!