This Marine can fly!!
Chris Buell soloed!! Runway 08 at KRTS will forever hold a special spot in this former Marine’s heart. That is where he greased his first four PIC take-offs and landings in beloved N37JA. His CFI Matt Helleckson watched from the ramp as Chris showed off his skills. And, like a Marine, he left no one behind. Despite the better climb performance, he still went back and picked up Matt and gave him a ride back to KRNO. Chris is such a joy, always has the biggest smile, shows up early, and even after spending a couple hours with Matt, he is still smiling when he leaves. Chris is making awesome progress toward his private pilot while working full time, flying his RC plane, and probably keeping his tactical skills up to speed. Already finished his ground school and written test with a brag worthy score. Awesome job Chris!! Huge congratulations to him and his CFI Matt!
***You all might think we are being too nice to a Marine, but we are saving the crayon jokes for his next milestone***
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