James Butler is a soloed pilot!! Today at KRTS James soloed in N670CS on runway 08. James took advantage of this break in the weather and kicked Austin out of the cockpit and took to the sky. James has had an interesting path…served in the United State Marine Corps and is now an accountant but looking for a little more thrill (we cannot blame you and no offense to accountants). Started his flight training at John Wayne Airport, soloed here at Reno, then will get finished up after he soon moves to Alaska. You might have seen James out on the road too. He is that one insane guy on his motorcycle coming from Washoe Valley in the freezing temps. After his legs get their feeling back, he hops in the plane and enjoys yet another thrill. At least the plane has a heater. Awesome job to James and the team of instructors who have coached him to this amazing milestone!! Your huge smile and big guns (his arms) that can’t fit into a solo shirt will be missed around GBA. Best of luck in Alaska! Maybe leave the motorcycle here :)
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