Jarrett McDonald's summer just got an unforgettable upgrade – he's now a certificated Private Pilot!! This accomplishment comes as he gears up for his senior year at Reed. But it's more than just a license; it's a heartfelt nod to his deep-rooted connection to aviation and the Reno Air Races. You see, Jarrett’s been immersed in the world of planes and racing since before he could remember. Being a 2023 RARA scholarship winner and growing up with the roar of engines, this achievement hits home in a way that goes beyond the flight deck. What makes this story even sweeter is that Jarrett's passion for planes and racing isn't just a hobby; it's a part of who he is and where he came from. So, here's to Jarrett McDonald – a young pilot with wings that carry dreams and a legacy that's as high-flying as his aspirations. And kudos to Nik Joshi, his CFI, who guided him on this incredible journey!
**Check out pictures of Jarrett as he grew up with the Air Races**
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