Able Flight Pilots Earn Their Wings

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

They had six weeks of intensive flight and ground training and endured hot and sometimes rainy weather during their training at Purdue University.  From mid-May to July Dennis Akins, Young Choi, Warren Cleary, Deirdre Dacey and Lt. Andrew Kinard  flew an average of twice a day every day that weather allowed. They attended daily ground school classes and waited out aircraft maintenance delays, but now their intensive training has come to a close and Akins, Choi, Cleary, Dacey and Kinard have all passed  their check rides to become newly licensed LSA pilots.

The five 2013 students received their pilot’s wings during Able Flight’s annual ceremony on July 30th at EAA AirVenture in Phillips 66 Plaza.

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