Photo by Steve Nash

Tom Munson loses part of his shirt to his wife, Jamie, and flight instructor Pete Michaud, after Munsonís first flight solo Friday morning at Brownwood Regional Airport. It is a tradition that Michaudís students have part of their shirts cut off and hung in his office after their first solos. Munson, president and CEO of Landmark Life Insurance, started taking flying lessons last month from Michaud, owner of Brownwood Flying Service.