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Solos & Checkrides

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Gary Shipley Gary Shipley

Gary Shipley passes his private pilot checkride with DPE Greg Hudson at the Asheboro Airport (KHBI).

September 2010
Chris Sebley Chris Sebley

Chris Sebley after a private pilot checkride with DPE Greg Hudson at the Franklin County KHLZ Airport.

September 2010
Mitch Plyler Mitch Plyler

Mitch Plyler is congratulated by CFII Paul Hesse after his solo flight at KHNZ on July 31, 2010.

July 2010
David Yi David Yi

Duke University graduate David Yi with DE Barbara Baron after his checkride at the Martinsville, VA (KMTV) Airport.

June 2010
Celeste Jackson Celeste Jackson

Duke University graduate Celeste Jackson after her first solo flight at the Henderson-Oxford Airport (KHNZ).

May 2010
Kevin Barbee & Vickie Barbee Kevin Barbee & Vickie Barbee

Kevin & Vickie (mother and son) both solo on Kevin’s 16th birthday!

May 2010
Chris Barger Chris Barger

Chris returns from Danville as a private pilot with CFII David Calhoun. A job well done!

April 2010
Jesse Lawrence Jesse Lawrence

Jesse Lawrence with CFII Chris O’Connor after his first solo at KHNZ in Carolina blue skies.

April 2010