Friday photo: Malena Modirzadeh first flight with a passenger


The moment: First flight with a passenger

The pilot: Malena Modirzadeh

The place: Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL) – Asheville, NC

The aircraft: Cessna 172

The memory: It was a beautiful, calm evening with the sun setting behind the mountains to take my dad on his first flight with me as pilot.


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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.