Today is a day where any Mother would be proud. Two of GBA’s finest student pilots left the nest! First, Wes Hall soloed at KRTS, runway 08 in N328ME. Wes is a local physician and as if he needed to add to his already busy schedule of work, family time, and bringing Jenn donuts, he decided to take up flying. Wes is the epitome of successful time management and has demonstrated he can be successful in all endeavors. Today, he added another achievement to the list and saw how well a plane performs in the pattern at Stead without his CFI Sean Torbett next to him. Still heard Sean’s voice in his head though :) Great job to both Wes and Sean!!
Then, our favorite physics brain, Nathan Sargent soloed in N37JA at KRTS, runway 08. Nathan started his journey a while ago with GBA then finishing school, life, and all the craziness we do not expect temporarily got in the way of him reaching this goal. But, he has extreme determination and stayed engaged in aviation with ground school and stopping by the office to give updates and say hi. And, look at him today!! This UNR grad has time logged in that PIC column and is super proud of it. Now he gets to see how freeing it is to take these planes a little further and have some real solo fun. Awesome job as well to his instructor Ethan Chinowsky!
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