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Solos & Checkrides

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Dan Dunbar Dan Dunbar

Dan Dunbar passed his (SE) and (ME) Commercial Instrument check ride on Sunday 10/23/16!

December 2016
Brian Johns Brian Johns

Brian Johns passed his Private Pilot check ride on 9/6/2016. Congratulations!

September 2016
Ronnie Smith Ronnie Smith

Ronnie Smith soloed on Sunday April 11, 2016 @ HNZ in a gorgeous, Carolina blue sky.

June 2016
Travis Hampton Travis Hampton

Travis Hampton soloed in our C152 at KHNZ on 6/10/16

June 2016
Greg Phelps Greg Phelps

Greg Phelps soloed on March 5, 2016 in our Cessna 152 N5144L.

March 2016
Doug Mullins Doug Mullins

Doug Mullins soloed on March 4, 2016, and then flew another 1.4 hrs on his own!

March 2016
Jessie Tomblin Jessie Tomblin

Jessie Tomblin, a senior at NCSU and U.S. Air Force ROTC Cadet, solos in a Cessna 172.

December 2015
Cyrus Corbett Cyrus Corbett

Cyrus Corbett solos at the Henderson-Oxford (KHNZ) airport!

December 2015