A rolling stone gathers no moss. And neither does Ben Roller!! This high-speed student pilot got the ball rolling this morning, completed the oral exam portion with the words rolling right off his tongue, then heard “let’s roll” and he and the examiner hit the sky. No barrel rolls, but some sweet rolled on landings. Landed back in KRNO and we rolled out the red carpet as this brand-new private pilot rolled out of the plane (not really, it was more a step) with a pass! Passing his checkride was as easy as rolling off a log, well maybe not that easy but we got to keep it rolling. Ben has been working hard, rolling up those sleeves and managing training, studying, working full time, ang relieving stress by hiking in gorgeous rolling meadows, all to hit his goals. Ultimately, he wants to be rolling through the airport with his roller bag, rolling up to that commercial cockpit he is Captain of. Based on his success so far (and tolerating our terrible emails), Ben can definitely roll with the punches and have great success in this industry. Let the good times roll and celebrate!! Huge congratulations to Ben and his CFI Matt Helleckson! Next step, roll right into his instrument rating!
Ben rolled out before we could snap a picture, so here he is at solo. He looks the same, just a bigger smile :)
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