Photos highlighting chapter members milestones and achievement.
Celebrate our chapter members with us!
We are excited to celebrate our membership chair, Katie , and earning her commercial multiengine rating! Katie shared her favorite quote as inspiration for others:
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
- Leonardo da Vinci
Connie Leege earned her private pilot certificate!
In three words, she describes how she felt when she passed:
#Accomplished #Relieved #Humbled
We are excited to celebrate one of newest members, Ange, and passing her commercial multiengine checkride! We asked Ange to describe how she felt after her checkride and any advice to other 99s pursing their CMEL. This is what she had to say:
It was such a relief to be finished! My training was a little unconventional because my school was closing and I had an accident that resulted in a huge cut on my hand which prevented me from training for about 2 months! So my training was a little rushed and very hectic. The advice I would give is to take your time with your training. Make sure you understand everything and don't just rush through things just to get it done; it will be worth it in the end!!
We are excited to celebrate one of newest members, Connie, and flying her first solo! We asked Connie to describe her first solo and this is what she had to say:
I would describe my solo experience as a plethora of emotions - not much sleep the night prior, anxious, frightening - but when I was actually flying, once I received clearance - I felt like I was on autopilot - there is something to be said about repetition or maybe it was pure knowledge of knowing the only way to live is by landing this plane!! What an amazing, liberating and powerful feeling knowing I WAS FLYING AN AIRPLANE!!!! #Never too old to learn #Don’t live life saying “I wish I would have.....” #Just do it!!
Connie Leege and her instructor at Paragon Flight Training in Fort Myers, Fl
Chapter Vice Chairman
Chapter Treasurer, International Board Member
Chapter AEMSF Chairman