With weeks of daily flights (sometimes two a day) behind them, all seven of the members of the Able Flight “Class of 2023” passed their check rides and are now licensed pilots. They will be honored at Able Flight’s annual Wings Pinning Ceremony at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday, July 25th at 10am at Theater In The Woods.
All together the new pilots logged over 300 hours in the air and more than that on the ground between late May and early July at Purdue University. Beginning in the cooler weather of Spring and finishing in the hot and hazy days of Summer, Melvin Du, Tyler Cernik, Dijon McCorkle, Bobby Dove and William Scheremet went from zero hours to licensed Sport Pilots, and Leslie Irby added her Private Pilot Certificate to the Sport Pilot Certificate she earned through Able Flight in 2019.
A special thanks to Lead Instructor Amalia Yoanides and instructors Nic Shelton, Hallie Miller and Cameron Sansone along with the support and maintenance staff at Purdue.