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Solos & Checkrides

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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
Mike Armour Mike Armour

Mike Armour, former Empire Aviation student and US Air Force Academy graduate, will soon be flying an F-15E!

December 2015
Billy Mullis Billy Mullis

Billy Mullis soloed on July 29, 2015 @ KHNZ in a C-152.

August 2015
Beau Crowder Beau Crowder

Beau Crowder soloed in N5144L on June 21, 2015.

August 2015
Monica McCarty Monica McCarty

Monica McCarty soloed at KHNZ on May 14th, 2015.

May 2015
Gene Braswell Gene Braswell

Gene Braswell passed his Multi-Engine Instrument check ride in the school’s PA-23 Piper Apache Geronimo.

April 2015
Brittany Waddell Brittany Waddell

Brittany Waddell soloed in August 2014 … and now she is a Private Pilot!

March 2015