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Riverside High: Aerospace Engineering Class Field Trip Riverside High: Aerospace Engineering Class Field Trip

Empire Aviation welcomed 20 students from Durham’s Riverside High School to the Henderson-Oxford Airport on March 2, 2011. The field trip was for the Aerospace Engineering class, part of the Pre-Engineering Pathway at Riverside’s Engineering Academy.

2010 Year In Review 2010 Year In Review

It was a year filled with achievements for students and instructors with 16 solos, 11 check rides, 16 biennial flight reviews, 3 private pilot ground schools, dozens of introductory rides, a new aircraft … and much more.

Ground School Tours NCDOT & RDU FSS Ground School Tours NCDOT & RDU FSS

Our Fall Private Pilot Ground School visited the NCDOT Division of Aviation and the Raleigh FSS on November 15, 2010. Many thanks to Tom Freeman, Aviation Safety and Education Specialist at the NCDOT, Bill Hall, Manager, Raleigh […]

Learn To Fly Day … Success! Learn To Fly Day … Success!

It’s hard to believe the first International Learn To Fly Day on May 15, 2010 was just months ago. We’ve tallied the numbers and are pleased to report the day was a huge success! We gave over 87 rides and the lines (and smiles) went on for hours […]

Jeff Nidle Takes Flight in N2516P Jeff Nidle Takes Flight in N2516P

Jeff Nidle, who completed his private pilot training with Empire Aviation in November 2009, took off for the first time in his fully restored Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer on March 10, 2010. The Tri-Pacer is a high wing, tube and fabric, four seat airplane. Piper built close to ten thousand PA-22 aircraft between 1951 and 1963. Whether […]

March 2010 Tour of NCDOT & RDU FSS March 2010 Tour of NCDOT & RDU FSS

Our Spring 2010 Private Pilot Ground School visited the NCDOT Division of Aviation and the Raleigh FSS at RDU on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Many thanks to Tom Freeman, our host and Aviation Safety Specialist at the NCDOT, and Bill Hall, Manager of the Raleigh Flight Service Station […]