We all know aviation needs more young pilots. And who can’t like an organization that helps people with disabilities. Put those points together you get a winning piece of news like 22-year old Brad Jones earning his Sport Pilot certificate in the Sky Arrow SLSA. *** The happy moment came only a few days after the one-year anniversary of the accident that left him paralyzed. By achieving his pilot license, Brad has become the first Able Flight Scholarship winner to complete the training. *** Brad’s flight instructors Mitch Hansen and Mike Davidson recommended him for his FAA examination and he passed with flying colors. Flying the specially-adapted Sky Arrow provided by Hansen Air Group, Brad logged just over 25 hours of instruction before his checkride with examiner Ben Methvin, Jr. *** Reflecting on his accomplishment, Brad said, “It has boosted my confidence and what I feel I can do. Life is challenging for me every day, and I feel now that I am a pilot, there’s nothing that I can’t do!
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