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Solos & Checkrides

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Steven Worringham Steven Worringham

Steven Worringham after his first solo flight on 11/28/16 @ KHNZ.

December 2016
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
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