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Mike Armour

December 2015
Wanted to share this December 5, 2015 update from Mike!
Mike Armour F-15E Pilot

Mike Armour F-15E Pilot

Paul, Last night I learned that I will be heading to Seymour-Johnson to fly the F-15E at the conclusion of my training!  Just wanted to share the good news and thank you once again for all your help. Mike Armour  
We have yet another exciting update from Mike:
Mike Armour T-38C

Mike Armour T-38C

Paul, Today my JSUPT class tracked into our next/final phase trainer.  Five other buddies and I have advanced to the T-38C for the next six months!  Thanks for helping me those years ago to reach where I am today. Regards, Mike Armour June 9, 2015
Mike Armour Solo Flight

Mike Armour with CFII Paul Hesse after his first solo flight on May 27, 2010

  Mike Armour passed his private pilot checkride on Monday, June 21, 2010 -- just a day before he left for Colorado Springs to join the US Air Force Academy as part of the Class of 2014! Empire would like to congratulate Cadet Mike Armour for receiving the Order of Daedalians "Top Stick Trophy" from the 94th Flying Training Squadron (94 FTS) at the US Air Force Academy.  Way to go Hot Pocket!!!           Below are photos of Mike after his first solo flight at HNZ on May 27, 2010.
Mike Armour

Mike proudly displays his shirt tail after his solo flight.

Mike Armour

Mike Armour after his private pilot check ride