First Solo Commemorative Aviation Plaque
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Item # P700

First Solo Commemorative Aviation Plaque

Regular Retail Price $37.95
TAILWINDS Price $29.99
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Aviation Plaques – Commemorate a student pilot’s First Solo flight with this aviation plaque. This attractive aviation plaque celebrates the proud achievement and excitement of the first solo flight. The 7" x 10" satin-finished gold-toned plate is handsomely mounted on a 9" x 12" faux walnut plaque. This aviation plaque takes 6-10 working days to produce so please plan accordingly.

After you have placed your order online with Tailwinds.com please send an email to service@tailwinds.com with a typed attachment with the following information.

  • Student Pilot’s Name – Please type as you wish to appear on the plaque.
  • Aircraft N-Number from solo flight
  • Airport Name – Please type as you wish to appear on the plaque.
  • Date of First Solo
  • Instructor’s Name – Please type as you wish to appear on the plaque.
  • Instructor Type – Please select ONE ‘CFI’, ‘CFII’ or ‘CFIG’.
  • Aircraft Model – Please select ONE from the drop down menu at the top of the page.

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100% Recommend this product (22 of 22 responses)
By Sandy Moody
St. Louis MO
January 19, 2019
Loved the plaque and so did my son!
We loved this plaque to memorialize my son's solo flght! I received it quite quickly and was more than please with the quality.
By Larry
November 29, 2018
Great Memory Product
I bought this as a gift for my Son's 1st Solo.
He loved it!
What more could I expect? I'm a proud Dad.
By Nina J
Warren, Ohio
December 17, 2017
I am thrilled with the Plaque you made for me.

My husband is now 74 and bad health keeps him grounded of late. But as a young man, he was adamant about getting his license and he did. It meant a lot to him and he truly enjoyed every minute of his time in the air. I can see the longing on his face as he watches aircraft overhead or at Air Shows.

A family member told me of your site and t knew this would be a good start on good gifts for him. Am saving it for Christmas but honestly would love to give it to him now. Thank you again.

ProsThe pros have to be the quality of the product. I can only call it excellent.
ConsI have no cons at all.
By David
Prescott, AZ
December 15, 2017
First Solo Commemrative Aviation Plaque
Perfect! This was a gift for our son and Tailwinds was prompt, quality, and no surprises. I'll keep you in mind for future aviation gifts! Thanks again.
ProsQuality, timeliness
By Asha Eiss
Aiea , Hawaii
September 2, 2017
Excellent product
I am very pleased with the quality of this product , definitely a keepsake .
By Joe
Morgantown, PA
December 16, 2016
Nice Plaque
I have been purchasing this item for my first solo students for a long time and am never disappointed.
By Sarah Martin
South Webster, Ohio
December 15, 2016
Looks Wonderful!
What a great way to remember such an important day!
ProsTop quality
By Pam Fassett
Traverse City, Michigan
November 12, 2016
quality product and great customer service
It was a pleasure working with Tailwinds. I even received a phone call within first 24 hours of the order to get an item line confirmed before they started the plaque. Which was great they just did not process the order and send it out like I ordered it. Very pleasant and excellent customer service. Would definitely recommend the company and purchase future items from them.
ConsNo cons and nothing I can critique on. My experience with Tailwinds could not of gone any better.
By Amber G
Cincinnati, Ohio
June 17, 2016
So much better than I expected
I had honestly never heard of this company or this item. I found it while searching for a gift to commemorate my husband's first solo. Ordering was easy. I just forwarded all the questions to my hubby's flight instructor so I made sure I had all the right info. The plaque is so much better than I expected. It is a nice thick piece of wood with a great beveled edge. The brass part is nice and not too shiny. The picture is perfect and the font is easy to read. He really loved this unique item. Thanks so much
By Lyle
Montevallo, AL
February 28, 2016
Excellent service and product
The service was very prompt and the plaque looked great.
By Weston
Pensacola Fl
January 5, 2016
What a great deal
Looks great and of good quality
ProsFast Shipping
By B. McElroy
chicago il
January 2, 2016
Best gift ever,
My son just soloed and this plaque was beautiful. It is a keepsake. The customer serivice at Tailwinds is the best and the quality of the plaque is great! I would highly recommend this company!
B. McElroy
By Jason
Virginia Beach, VA
January 10, 2015
****Commemorative icon for a lifetime****
A little about the plaque, it's a very firm well constructed plaque, the detail on it is amazing. If you're looking to buy this to celebrate your or someone else's first solo flight then you'll find out real quick this is the best commemorative plaque on the market. I searched the internet high and low and nothing came close to what I was looking for, that is until I found this plaque and I couldn't be any happier. I plan to buy from Tailwinds again when I finish earning my Private pilot.
ProsBeautiful construction and detail, on the back of the plaque are two mounting points one for horizontal hanging and vertical (seeing that hanging vertically wouldn't make sense because of how it is printed it's still nice to know the option is available). The mounting points are also somewhat of a locking type, meaning that if you were to use a thumbtack, it would have to fit through the hole and then slide through the grooves so the plaque wouldn't just fall out without having to exit the thumbtack from the entry hole. This is important to know seeing that if you hang this anywhere near glassware or something you wouldn't have to worry about it just falling out one day and smashing other stuff.
ConsI ordered the plaque Dec 26 and received it today Jan 10. So if you do the math, it was 2 weeks, not saying that this was an issue at all, but consider this for if you are ordering this for someone else and you want approximate times (they do disclose the working days necessary to fabricate the plaque on the description).
By June
Seattle, Washington
April 20, 2014
Awesome gift for an eternal memory
I was looking for something & "cool" to commemorate my son's first solo flight. A pilot friend recommended this and said he can remember that flight like it was yesterday. I liked the idea of a plaque honoring the accomplishment and knowing my son will remember that moment anytime he looks at my gift.
By cynthia
iIthaca, New York
November 9, 2013
nice plaque
I bought this plaque as a gift to give to my son on his birthday and opened it up to check it out. Nicely engraved. Description matches what they say. Buy it and it's worth the money.
By Jane
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
June 17, 2013
The plaque is handsomely done.
Many years ago your catalog was my go to place for aviation gifts for my husband. This was my first online purchase with Tailwinds.
The plaque will be a wonderful reminder of his first solo flight. He recently sold his beloved Cessna 150. So this will have pride of place in the living room.
ProsYour website was very easy to navigate. No guesswork on where to find what you are looking for. I had made one little mistake when I completed the information needed for the plaque, but you folks were right on the mark and emailed me the same day that I forgot to put the name of the pilot on the form. Shame on me!!!! I have always been very proud of Don and his flying skills that I just assumed everyone knew who he was(HA HA HA)!!! Thank you.
By Darcie
Helena, Montana
May 2, 2013
Looks great!
This was a great gift, and it got here safely.
ProsWas very clean and shiny, large, and great for display.
ConsThought it would be engraved, but it is printed, but should last.
By Janette Gulish
Troy Mi
April 4, 2013
Beautiful Plaque
Our grandson is graduating from high school this spring and thought this would be a nice addition to his gift. He will be going to school to become a commercial pilot. When we saw this we knew it would be perfect. They did a beautiful job and we could not be more pleased. Highly recommended!!
ProsThe workmanship and quality
By V.W.
February 2, 2013
Best one I've seen!
I looked at several & "First Solo" plaques available; this one was the best-looking one by far! I got one for my 16 yr. old daughter who soloed June 10, 2012, and later got another one for my first solo on Dec.31, 2012! The plaques look great on the wall!
ProsEverything! Looks great, reasonable price, fast delivery!
ConsNo complaints!
By Marge
Atlanta, GA
December 27, 2012
Memory to Last a Lifetime
We got this very nice plaque for our son's Christmas gift to commemorate his first solo. After opening his gifts, he hurried upstairs to share his excitement over this keepsake with his Facebook friends, posting: & I quote "I sure won't ever forget this gift as long as I live."
ProsPlenty of space to include all the vital information about his first solo, whereas others we looked at provided a limited amount of space for less information.
ConsCan't think of anything.
By B.
North Carolina
December 26, 2012
First Solo Plaque
Ordering was very easy. The plaque was very nice and arrived on time for Christmas. My son was thrilled with it!
Merchant Response:Thank you for the sugesstion. We've have begun to confirm receipt of information for the plaque.
ConsI wish you would send out an email to confirm that you actually did receive my email with all the information to be included on the plaque. I was worried until it arrived!
By Jorge Da Silva
South Africa
December 6, 2012
Memories Are Made of This
As my daughter flies her way to her chosen career, she will always have something to remind her of her humble beginnings. A great piece of personal memorabilia that will be displayed with pride. Thank you TAILWIND