Today was the day that Chris McCowen strapped on 90S and Broke the Surely Bonds of Earth without the need of a CFIG nagging from the rear cockpit.
First Solo Flights are a special event for any Pilot (you only get one of them) and Chris' family was there to share it with him. Being a CFIG and working with students to help them attain this very special goal is rewarding. It's also as close as I come to having another First Solo, having seen them through the peaks and valleys, working towards this special day.
Join me in congratulating Chris on a job well done. You did the work my Friend!