Professional Flight Instruction and Aircraft Rental located at the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport (KBUY).
Elon Aviation First Solos
Justin McMurray was our second solo in as many days.
Matt Oertel achieved his first solo and participated in the shirt tail cutting tradition.
It was a perfect day to solo, and John McDonald accomplished this feat to perfection. Join us in congratulating John!
Steven Luger worked hard to achieve his first solo, and all that hard work paid off.
It was a scorcher, but Graydon Goodman played it cool by executing three great landings en route to his first solo.
A solo smile on a sunny Saturday for Brian Booe.
Chris Davis achieved his first solo on the first day of spring.
There may have been a snowstorm on the horizon, but Carly Collette was able to achieve her first solo.
It was Solo Sunday for Jason Rudd, who achieved this great accomplishment on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
We knew Paul Wesp would do an excellent job on his landings, and he delivered with four great ones.
Jason Bailey commanded our 172 with ease and is excited about embarking on more solo flights.
Anthony Davis completed our "hat trick" of solos (three in one week) by doing a fantastic job on his first solo.
What better way to cap off summer vacation from school than to complete a first solo, just as Vaughn Roy did.
Randy Ratliff has done a phenomenal job during dual given in our 172, and he did an equally impressive job soloing in that same plane.
A busy day at KBUY didn't deter Sam Stafford from doing a great job on his first solo.
Brian Pecheles took advantage of a perfect evening to complete his first solo.
Jon Racke did an outstanding job on his first solo.
Zach Tran kicked off the first weekend of June with a solo smile after superb takeoffs and landings.
Scott Rich did an outstanding job soloing in N5004Y on the first VFR day after several IFR days.
After an early spring first solo, Brian Taubenheim is well on his way to his goal of becoming a private pilot by summer.
Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis added "solo an airplane for the first time" to his long list of accomplishments.
Reade Allen is a natural in the pilot's seat. His first solo is just the first of many aviation accomplishments to come.
Alex Robinson chose learning to fly as his high school senior project and achieved milestone No. 1: his first solo. He gets an A+ in our book!
Cameron Hall piloted an airplane in solo flight for the first time on a beautiful October morning.
Jacob Danieley was all smiles after achieving his first solo. Jacob has aviation in his blood, and we were excited to be part of his first achievement as a pilot.
John Cohen did a great job soloing for the first time in our 172.
James Lintz knows the best way to start a weekend is with a first solo. He earned Elon Aviation's third solo in six weeks and second solo in just five days.
N94822 carried another pilot to solo! David Fraser is a natural pilot, and this will be the first of many accolades in his aviation career.
Duane Willis completed his first solo in N94822. He said it was a dream come true for him, and he did his landings like a pro.
The First Solo
Years ago, when flight instructors rode behind their students, they would tug on the student's shirt tail to get the student's attention. Tradition has it that cutting off the shirt tail symbolizes the instructor's confidence that the student is capable of flying solo.
Elon Aviation Checkrides
Sam Stafford, Private Pilot
Sam Stafford wrapped up his private pilot training before returning to school at N.C. State.
David Fraser, Instrument Rating
David Fraser checked the instrument rating off his aviation to do list.
Adam Riddell, Instrument Rating
Adam Riddellenjoys flying twins, but it was all about his IFR skills during his checkride.
Brian Taubenheim, Instrument Rating
Brian Taubenheim earned the privilege of flying his Saratoga in the clouds after passing his instrument checkride.
Garrett Hamlin, Multi-Engine Rating
Garrett Hamlin did an outstanding job during his multi-engine checkride.
Don Peters, Instrument Rating
Don Peters works on planes, and we think he can fly them quite well too!
Carly Collette, Private Pilot Certificate
What did you do during your summer break from school? UNC student Carly Collette became a private pilot during her break.
Thomas Goode, Private Pilot Certificate
Thomas Goode became our latest private pilot success story.
Paul Wesp, Private Pilot Certificate
The best thing about our job is seeing people fulfill their dreams and goals of becoming a pilot, just like Paul Wespdid.
Sean Garrigan, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument
Sean Garrigan flew our 172 to a successful CFII checkride.
Trevor Nabors, Instrument Rating
Clouds are no match for Trevor Nabors, who did a fine job on his instrument checkride.
Justin Myers, Multi-Engine Rating
Our own Justin Myers demonstrated his exceptional skill flying our Duchess in his multi-engine checkride.