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!