Camille McCoy, a student at the University of South Carolina and resident of Summerville, recently completed the requirements to fly solo in an airplane.
Camille is from a flying family. Her father, Brian McCoy, is a retired airline pilot, and her grandfather, John Doscher, is also a long time pilot in the Summerville area.
Early this summer Camille expressed an interest in learning to fly. Her grandfather agreed to allow her to use his classic Cessna 172 for lessons.
Prior to being allowed to solo, Camille had to gain knowledge about weather, regulations, aerodynamics and the specific of the airplane. She was also required to demonstrate proficiency in various flight maneuvers and aeronautical decision-making.
After completing all these requirements, Camille soloed at the Summerville airport on Aug. 2.
Camille plans to continue her training as her college schedule permits to complete her Private Pilot license as soon as possible.