First solo October 31, 2006.  (C172R- N9577W) Trick or Treat
Checkride passed on the first try...and the plane that I chose to fly. DPE Ben Carr at CHA class C.  March 3, 2007 (C172R- N109PH)  Thanks Mr. Carr and a shout-out to Will Hathcock, Ed Lecklitner, Chris Carter and Stan "the man" Kowalchyk for instructing and keeping me safe.
Tango Juliet in a field after an impressive emergency landing by Chris Carter with a student.  TJ is still flying out of PDK.  My first solo x-country was in this plane about 6 weeks later.  So much for bad omens.  Always look for oil around the cylinder head during preflight.