South Mountain's Erospace Magnet Students Testing for their Pilot’s Licenses

Posted by Community Relations on 5/11/2016

It is a busy time for the Aerospace Magnet seniors, who are testing for their pilot’s licenses. David Duarte, Djimon Green, Jeffry Schops and Sergio Montano all successfully completed their Private Pilot practical tests Deer Valley Airport over the last few weeks. Cain Fastrunner will test May 12.     Another student, Avery McCoy has completed all stages of training, however, he cannot take his practical test until he reaches his 17th birthday in November. The class of 2017 is forming already. Six students took their FAA Private Pilot written tests, May 12, and all passed on the first attempt. “This has been a great year in terms of students successfully acquiring pilot certification. The acquisition of the Redbird flight simulator has already enhanced the training program because I have been able to expose students to realistic training scenarios. This experience played a role in their successful performances. Instead of failed practical tests and re-test fees, we are looking at first time passes and that is very satisfying,” instructor Nikolas Dowling said.