Professional Flight Instruction and Aircraft Rental located at the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport (KBUY).
Elon Aviation First Solos
Sunshine in his eyes couldn’t keep the Solo Smile off Nick Wilhelm’s face.
The sky cleared enough after Hurricane Florence for Matthew Kendall’s first solo.
CFI Jordan Wagoner cut Jack Huffines’ shirttail according to aviation tradition.
CFI Zac Rogers joins Dale Brown in celebrating his first solo.
Amit Sanyasi started the week with a Solo Smile.
Thomas Gravitt knows how to start a week: with a first solo.
Rebekah Whitman had an outstanding first solo.
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
Camilo Granados, Private Pilot Certificate
That #fridayfeeling for Camilo Granados is one of accomplishment, as he became a private pilot.
John Baar, Instrument Rating
John Baar flew his plane home to Florida with a fresh instrument rating.
Ian Baltutis, Private Pilot Certificate
Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis fulfilled a long-time dream of becoming a pilot.
Israa AlBadri, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Another big smile and a thumbs up from Israa AlBadri, who became a commercial pilot.
Ryan Hines, Multi-Engine Rating
Ryan Hines completed his multi-engine checkride exactly one week after beginning his multi-engine training.
Jacob Faircloth, Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
We’re proud of Jacob Faircloth, who passed his CFI checkride on his first attempt.
Ryan Hines, Instrument Rating
Immediately after completing his IFR checkride, Ryan Hines began his multi-engine training.
Steven Luger, Private Pilot Certificate
The sky clearing paved the way for Steven Luger to complete his private pilot checkride.
Alex Robinson, Commercial Multi-Engine Add-On
Alex Robinson is a young man who knows how to fly quite well!
Roland Gilt, Commercial Pilot Certificate
Roland Gilt showed his mastery of commercial maneuvers in his successful commercial initial checkride.
Susan Valentine, Instrument Rating
Susan Valentine was relieved to complete her IFR checkride.