Ground control to Major Mike. Lock your Cessna door and put your headset on. Commencing countdown, engine on. Detach from Atlantic and may good luck be with you....but, Major Mike, aka Mike Zacieracha, did not need luck. Well, maybe just a little. He showed the DPE he has the skills and proficiency to earn his Private Pilot this morning!! He was up there floating in the most amazing way. And the skies looked very different today, being yesterday he had to discontinue due to weather. Mike has truly earned this PPL. Moved to NV from NJ mid training, working full time as an engineer, learning a new area, and dealing with us yelling at him. His ultimate goal it to be an Astronaut (hence the Space Oddity references, but some of you are too young). Ground control to Major Mike…you’ve really made the grade. And GBA wants you to now start your instrument training. Today the Northern Nevada skies, tomorrow Galaxies far, far away (always need a Star Wars reference). Awesome job Mike!! You definitely put in the work. Congratulations as well to his CFI Grant Muzzio!
*If you get the references right away, might be time to start pulling from your ROTH IRA*
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