MELBOURNE, Ark. — Justin Scheel of Highland, Arkansas recently completed his first solo flight at the Melbourne Municipal Airport.
His career goals are to earn an Associate of Science degree in Aviation – Professional Pilot and obtain a commercial license to fly for a major company.
Prior to taking a solo flight, students are required to receive and log flight training for maneuvers and procedures ranging from proper flight preparation procedures to emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions. Additionally, they have to pass an aeronautical knowledge test. Upon completing solo flights, students begin flying to larger airports with an instructor. Just prior to certification, students will fly solo to the Little Rock Airport or a compatible facility.
For more information about flight training or the aviation program, visit fly.ozarka.edu or call John Catlett, Ozarka College aviation director and chief flight Instructor, at 870-368-7926.