High Point senior completes solo flight


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  • Christian Tracy, right, recently completed his first solo flight. Instructor and Eagles Arie owner Arie Fussman.



Christian Tracy, a senior at High Point Regional High School, successfully completed his first solo airplane flight at Sussex Airport on Sunday, June 1.

A student pilot at Eagles Arie Flight School, based at Sussex Airport (KFWN), Tracy has been training with the school's flight instructors under the guidance of chief pilot and owner Arie Fussman in preparation for this first solo flight. After observing Tracy during his weekly flight lesson, it was clear to Mr. Fussman that his student was ready. With the cooperation of the weather, he sent Christian up for his first solo flight.

"As an FAA Certified 141 Flight School, safety is our number one priority," Fussman said. "Christian had completed the required flight training and ground school, but I needed him to show me he was ready by flying the pattern perfectly and performing his takeoffs and landings flawlessly — which he did. I am very proud of his accomplishment".

Tracy said he thought he would be nervous, but his training took over and he he knew what to do as soon as he was in the air.

"I would encourgae anyone who is as passionate about flying as I am to contaact Eagles Arie. It has been a great experience for me," Tracy said.

He will graduate from High Point this spring and is continuing his flight training at Eagles Arie Flight School.

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