A question regarding the purpose of 61.93(a) and the distance limitations on a student pilot solo'ing in the local practice area.
A CFI trains a student in accordance with 61.87. They endorse a student pilot with the endorsements required in 61.87(c)(1)(2) as well as 61.87(n). The student solo's out to the local practice area and performs several maneuvers, but while doing so, goes 30nm from the airport. They return back and land at their home airport.
Did the student pilot violate 61.93(a)(1)(i), which says
Conducting a solo cross-country flight, or any flight greater than 25 nautical miles from the airport from where the flight originated
If this would be a violation, what exact requirements are necessary to meet for the student to just perform maneuvers in a practice area without a distance limitation (i.e. 25nm)? 61.93(a)(1) just says, "must meet the requirements of this section".