Congratulations to Tyler Wood who made his first Solo in our Blanik L-23 on December 31, 2016
Matt Atkins for his first solo flight in a glider. 15 years old, Matt is a student at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, FL and a recipient of the James C. Ray Scholarship Fund. Matt will now follow the scholarship guidelines and pursue his SEL rating but has plans to return to unpowered flight. Pictured is Matt being doused with water by his instructor, Bruce Patton.
Fourteen year old Gabriel Castillo flew his first solo flight on March 28, 2015, in
Tampa Bay Soaring Society's Blanik L-23, at Zephyrhills Airport.
Gabriel is shown here with his flight instructor, Bruce Patton .
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