One giant Leep(er)!
Chris Leeper soloed today!! Runway 26 at KRTS will always hold a special spot in Chris’ heart as that is where he logged his first solo time. Nothing like a surprise 10 knot crosswind sneaking up on a first solo too, but he handled it like a pro. Chris is used to working under pressure being a site manager for an oil and gas development company in Alaska. The cold morning temps are a heat wave for the usual subzero temps he is in. He works two weeks on/two weeks off and we are so lucky that Chris spends his two weeks home, here at GBA (sarcasm font). Between flights at GBA, he is working on ground school, spending time with his wife, dogs, home improvements, bugging office staff at the flight school, and careening down steep switchbacks on his mountain bike. He is looking to get his private pilot for the love and fun of flying and is now one step closer. Awesome job Chris!! Congratulations as well to his instructors Troy Ware and Matt Helleckson!
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