Friday Photo

Friday Photo

first solo and checkride moments

Friday photo: father/son flight and pilot anniveraries

The moment: Father/son flight and pilot anniversaries The pilot: Jorge Vielledent (left) and Jorge E. Vielledent The place: vicinity of El Paso International (KELP), El Paso, TX The...

Friday Photo: Paul Adams instrument helicopter checkride

The moment: Instrument Helicopter Checkride The pilot: Paul Adams (left) The place: Fleming Field, South Saint Paul Airport, MN (KSGS) The aircraft: Robinson R-44 The memory: Taking advantage of Post...

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...

Friday photo: Kendall Wilson Private pilot checkride

The moment: Private pilot checkride The pilot: Kendall Wilson The place: W.H "Bud" Barron Airport (KDBN), Dublin, GA The aircraft: Cessna 172N The memory: We had thunderstorms for two weeks straight...

Friday photo: Michael Gibbs first solo flight

The moment: 20th anniversary of first solo flight The pilot: Michael Gibbs (left) The place: Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ (KDVT) The aircraft: Cessna 150 The memory: when I first...

Friday photo: Mike Allen first helicopter solo

The moment: first helicopter solo The pilot: David "Mike" Allen The place: Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB), Bar Harbor, ME The aircraft: Robinson R44 The memory:I have...

Friday photo: Garrett Gray Private pilot checkride

The memory: It feels great to have passed the Private checkride and be an official pilot. I am excited to share this experience with my friends and family, and I can't wait to see what excitement the next ratings and certificates bring!

Friday photo: Malena Modirzadeh private pilot checkride

On January 15, 2018 after an intense 4 hours of oral examination and 2 hours of flight examination, I earned my wings! This accomplishment marks the beginning of an amazing journey in aviation. I'm halfway through the challenging, but fun, instrument flying now.

Friday photo: Michelle Abruzzese first flight lesson

  The moment: first flight lesson The pilot: Michelle Abruzzese The place: Chatham Municipal Airport (KCQX), Chatham, MA The aircraft: C172 The memory: taken moments before my flight instructor, Bob Streckle, boards the...

Friday photo: Granddaughter, Paris Jones, first solo

After 40 years at American Airlines I’m excited that so many young adults like Paris are discovering aviation as a career again. For a long time it wasn’t this way, and the efforts of organizations like Sporty’s, AOPA, EAA and others is having a positive effect. No word can describe how happy and proud of her we are.