Monday, October 29, 2012

Touma flies solo on his birthday: Air Aviation at Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR), Connecticut

Joel Barlow High School junior and Redding resident Jeremy Touma celebrated turning 16 by flying solo in a Cessna 152.

On Oct. 11, Jeremy was pilot in command, soaring over 1,000 feet above the Danbury Airport. This solo flight was Jeremy’s first milestone on the path to his private pilot’s license. He has been taking flying lessons with Air Aviation at Danbury Airport for less than a year.

Jeremy is an active member of Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol and aspires to gain admittance into Colorado’s Air Force Academy in the fall 2014.

Jeremy completed three take-offs and landings and flew for 45 minutes.

His parents Maron and Valerie Touma and instructor Frank Lopresti watched Jeremy from the ground during his solo flight.

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