Professional Flight Instruction and Aircraft Rental located at the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport (KBUY).
Elon Aviation First Solos
Sergio Morales has a great aviation career ahead of him, beginning with his first solo.
Friday the 13th was Dalton Moss’ lucky day, as he accomplished his first solo.
Camilo Granados is excited about learning to fly, and we think he’ll be a great pilot.
Joe Edwardshad a great weekend, accomplishing his first solo on a Saturday afternoon.
Nothing could be finer...than a solo for David Millspaugh.
Louis Bouvier gave us a "Solo Smile" to start the week.
Matt Check can now add soloing an airplane to his list of talents.
Remi Lanzoni earned our second solo in one day.
Thumbs up to Eric Mansell, who achieved his first solo.
There’s nothing like kicking off the weekend with a solo, which is what Jonathan Hodges did.
Israa AlBadri completed her first solo on Halloween.
It was Valentine's Day in October as Susan Valentine achieved her first solo.
Anderson Jones became our most recent solo after three excellent landings.
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 for a solo, and John McDonald accomplished this feat to perfection.
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 for 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 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).
What better way to finish summer vacation from school than to complete a first solo, as Vaughn Roy did.
Randy Ratliff has been phenomenal during dual given in our 172, and he was equally impressive soloing in that 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.
Scott Rich did an impressive job soloing on the first VFR day after several IFR days.
After soloing in the spring, Brian Taubenheim is on his way to becoming a private pilot by summer.
Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis added "solo an airplane" to his 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's high school senior project was learning to fly. We give him an A+ for his first solo!
Cameron Hall piloted an airplane in solo flight for the first time on a beautiful October morning.
Jacob Danieley has aviation in his blood, and we're excited to be part of his first piloting achievement.
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.
David Fraser is a natural pilot, and this will be the first of many accolades in his aviation career.
Duane Willis said soloing 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
Marcus Smith, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Marcus Smith continued his rise through the ratings and certificates, doing an incredible job on his commercial checkride.
Eric Mansell, Private Pilot Certificate
Eric Mansellwas excited to check his private pilot checkride off the list and move on to more flying endeavors.
Mark Craig, Instrument Rating
Mark Craig finished his IFR checkride with us in his Cirrus.
Andrea Trembath, Instrument Rating
Andrea Trembath is all smiles after her successful IFR checkride.
Joe Lerro, Multi-Engine Rating
Joe Lerro is heading for the airlines, but he stopped here first to complete his multi-engine rating.
Anthony Davis, Instrument Rating
Anthony Davis smiles after successfully earning his instrument rating. Onward to the commercial certificate!
Austin Healey, Private Pilot Certificate
Austin Healey was the first pilot to achieve success in our new 172.
Adam Riddell, Commercial Multi-Engine Rating
Another successful checkride for Adam Riddell, who aced his commercial multi-engine add-on today.
Roland Gilt, Private Multi-Engine Rating
Roland Gilt continued his rise through the ratings, chalking up his private multi-engine rating.
Trey Moore, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Trey Moore is a great pilot, and he proved it with a successful commercial checkride.
Graydon Goodman, Private Pilot Certificate
Graydon Goodman will do an incredible job when he starts his instrument training soon.
Eddie Price, CFI Instrument Add-On
Eddie Price braved the wind and flew his C-182 to a successful CFII checkride.
Tim McDonald, Commercial Multi-Engine Rating
Tim McDonald came to us from Alabama to earn his commercial multi-engine rating.
Marcus Smith, Instrument Rating
After an awesome flight during his checkride, Marcus Smith walked away with his instrument rating.
Robert Gribnau, Commercial Single-Engine Rating
Robert Gribnau added the Commercial-Single Engine rating to his list of aviation achievements.
Remi Lanzoni, Private Pilot Certificate
Remi Lanzoni started his week with a successful private pilot checkride.
Adam Riddell, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Another Elon Aviation pilot made captain, as Adam Riddell passed his commercial checkride.
Jordan Wagoner, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Jordan Wagoner has been building hours toward his commercial certificate, and it paid off with a successful commercial checkride.
Lars Vihlen, Private Multi-Engine Rating
Lars Vihlen began celebrating his private multi-engine rating while still in the Duchess!
Scott Rich, Instrument Rating
Scott Rich aced his instrument checkride despite KBUY being a winter wonderland the day before.
Roland Gilt, Instrument Rating
With the instrument rating checked off the list, Roland Gilt is ready to start his multi-engine training.
Susan Valentine, Private Pilot Certificate
Susan Valentine became our second private pilot in one day.
Israa AlBadri, Private Pilot Certificate
With a clear runway after the recent snow, Israa Al-Badri did a marvelous job on her private pilot checkride.
Ricky de los Rios, Private Pilot Certificate
Ricky de los Rios did a phenomenal job on his private checkride just three days into 2018.
Justin McMurray, Private Pilot Certificate
Christmas came a few days early for Justin McMurray, who did an outstanding job on his private pilot checkride.
Jamie Pfefferkorn, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Jamie Pfefferkorn gives a thumbs up because he passed his commercial checkride.
Robert Gribnau, Commercial Multi-Engine Rating
Robert Gribnau enjoys the freedom of flying with his commercial multi-engine rating.
Jordan Wagoner, Instrument Rating
A few cloudy days are no problem for Jordan Wagoner, who earned his instrument rating.
Richard Mankin, Commercial Multi-Engine Rating
It was a great day for Richard Mankin to complete his commercial multi-engine rating.
John McDonald, Private Pilot Certificate
John McDonald is excited to begin flying to visit family and friends, as well as start IFR training.
Trevor Nabors, Multi-Engine Rating
Trevor Nabors checked private multi-engine rating off on the way to his commercial certificate.
Randy Ratliff, Instrument Rating
Clad in his signature orange of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Randy Ratliff roped in a successful instrument checkride.
Brian Booe, Private Pilot Certificate
Brian Booe took advantage of his fall break from college to complete his private pilot certificate.
Carolyn Woodruff, Multi-Engine Rating
Carolyn Woodruff received her private multi-engine rating and the right to fly her Baron.
Joe Clarke, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Joe Clarke became a commercial pilot a few days before getting married.