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David Delfassy

December 2010
Duke University David Delfassy Private Pilot Exam

David Delfassy with DPE Greg Hudson 12/9/2010

Duke University student David Delfassy with designated examiner Greg Hudson after successfully completing his private pilot practical test! Great job, David!

And of course, we cannot forget the tradition of removing a new solo pilot’s shirt tail. Pictured below is David with Empire Aviation owner Paul Hesse after his first solo flight on March 25, 2010.

David Delfassy and removal of a solo pilot's shirt tail

David Delfassy & Paul Hesse after 1st Solo Flight