Friday photo: Carlos Bultron first solo


The moment: first solo

The pilot: Carlos Bultron

The place: New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), New Smyrna Beach, FL

The aircraft: Cessna 172

The memory: This is from my final approach on my first solo flight – my last landing to complete the milestone. Thanks to my instructor Eric Milkowski and all the guys at Daytona Aviation. After the landing the feeling was incredible knowing that I had accomplished something few people have done.


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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.