A soloed student and a new CFI…kinda sounds like the start of a joke, but it is anything but that. Two incredible successes at GBA today!
First, Jeremy Roberts soloed!! Early this morning he loaded a C172 up with his CFI, wife, and son then kicked them out on the ramp and let them watch as he soloed N328ME on runway 26 at KRTS. No pressure at all with the family watching. He did a great job and now has time logged in that PIC column with much more to come. And he did not even break anything (if you know Jeremy and his CFI, you would understand). Jeremy has been getting lessons in between his work with the State, the incredible Nevada outdoor activities he loves, and spending time with his beautiful family. Huge congratulations to Jeremy and his CFI Tristan Armstrong!! It is an awesome accomplishment and worth losing the back of your shirt over.
Second, long time Flying Start Aero/GBA pilot Dawsen DiPietro is now a CFI!! He earned his private pilot with John Brown then left for Auburn University. Dawsen has been working hard and completing ratings and certificates during his time in east-central Alabama. He came home for a few weeks this summer and earned his CFI. He will now return to Auburn and start teaching the next group of safe and proficient pilots. We are so excited for this incredible guy and the skills and love of aviation he will be passing onto his students. If you ever ran into Dawsen at the office or ramp, you know his enthusiasm is contagious. Any future pilot is lucky to have him in the right seat. Congratulations to Dawsen and his instructor Danny Britson! We will see you on the next school break. Go Tigers!!
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