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Solos & Checkrides

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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
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