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|03-17-2009, 02:02 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2007
My Flight School - first major milestone
I have technically been in business since November 22nd, however most of November and December were start up months in which i got the place more or less prepared for the Spring Flying Season.
So far this February to March I have a rental pilot roster of 11 pilots 4 or which are full time students (full time = flying 3+ flights per week). The business is doing well, better than i had expected with the recession - which has not hit East Texas very hard thankfully.
The aircraft utilization has increased from just a few hours of revenue in December to a whopping 20 hours in the past few weeks... March will likely close out with over 35 hours on the aircraft.
The purpose of this post really, is to celebrate a first major milestone for not only one of my students, but a major milestone for my flight school as well... our first - first solo!!!
Kyle Johnson, a paramedic and owner of an occupational health and safety business, completed his first solo flight yesterday evening on March 16th 2009 at approximately 6:00pm!
I have two more students who will likely be going on their first solo flights within the next week or two as well.
"every journey begins with a single step."
a toast to many more first solo flights! (after the flight of course)