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Michael Wheeler Soloes

Hearty Congrats to WNCPA member and A-B Tech Aviation student, Michael Wheeler for his first solo flight on Tuesday, May 10 at the Rutherford County Airport (KFQD). Michael's instructor had been our very own, Patrick Reynolds (until he got an airline job!). Michael's new instructor is Donald Gibson of WNC Aviation. Why Rutherfordton? Well, when the wind is blowing covers off airplanes, it's probably to windy for the first solo. Per Micahel, "I had fun, I did my three landings (not counting the bouncing)!" Well done, Michael!