Professional Flight Instruction and Aircraft Rental located at the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport (KBUY).
Elon Aviation First Solos
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 has many talents, and now he can add soloing an airplane to that list.
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. Join us in congratulating Susan!
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 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.
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
Tim McDonald, Commercial Multi-Engine Rating
Tim McDonald came to us from Alabama to earn his commercial multi-engine rating. Join us in congratulating Tim on his successful checkride!
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
Remi Lanzoni started his week with a successful private pilot checkride.
Adam Riddell, Commercial Pilot
Another Elon Aviation pilot made captain, as Adam Riddell passed his commercial checkride.
Jordan Wagoner, Commercial Pilot
Jordan Wagoner has been a man on a mission, building hours toward his commercial certificate. All that flying paid off Friday as he successfully passed his commercial checkride. Join us in congratulating Jordan!
Lars Vihlen, Private Multi-Engine Rating
Lars Vihlen began celebrating his private multi-engine rating while still in the Duchess! Join us in congratulating Lars on his successful checkride.
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. Join us in congratulating Roland on his successful IFR checkride today!
Susan Valentine, Private Pilot
Susan Valentine became our second private pilot in one day.
Israa AlBadri, Private Pilot
With a clear sky and runway after recent snow, Israa Al-Badri did a marvelous job on her private pilot checkride.
Ricky de los Rios, Private Pilot
Ricky de los Rios did a phenomenal job on his private checkride just three days into 2018.
Justin McMurray, Private Pilot
Christmas came a few days early for Justin McMurray, who did an outstanding job on his private pilot checkride.
Jamie Pfefferkorn, Commercial 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 Ratingb
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 begin his 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 Certificate
Joe Clarke became a commercial pilot a few days before getting married.
Stephanie Lane, Certified Flight Instructor
Stephanie Lane diligently studied for and conquered her CFI exam.
Chris Davis, Private Pilot
There's nothing like passing that first checkride and becoming a private pilot. Chris Davis experienced that excitement.
David Fraser, Multi-Engine Rating
David Frasermastered the multi, doing an outstanding job on his multi-engine checkride. Join us in congratulating David.
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.