Mike Partin’s first Solo Flight

Mike Partin’s first Solo Flight

Today at Region Flyers, Mike Partin of Portage, IN took to the skies for the first time by himself. Mike has been around aviation for his whole career and this was a big accomplishment. He made 3 smooth landings on runway 9 at KVPZ in his Piper Warrior. When asked by his instructor, Brad Detert, what he thought, Mike had this to say: “Well it certainly jumped in the air a lot quicker with no one in the right seat weighing it down!”

We’d like to congratulate Mike on his accomplishment today. We’re looking forward to the training to come in the following weeks.

Great job Mike!

Ben’s Solo

Ben’s Solo

Ben's First Solo

Ben Westergren, 18, of Porter, Indiana, successfully took to the skies alone today. Ben soloed after a mere 11 hrs of flight training having achieved a perfect 100% score on his written test. Ben plans to become a Professional Pilot in the future and we’d like to wish him a big congratulations on completing the first big step towards that goal!