Fargo Flight School 1st Skycatcher Solo
Fargo, ND, July 26, 2011 – Fargo Flight School student Max Spaeth completed his 1st solo flight in the new Cessna Skycatcher this morning at Hector International Airport.
"Spaeth completed his 1st solo flight this morning at 10:30 am marking the 1st student to solo in the new Cessna Skycatcher", says Darren Hall – Vice President of Marketing for Fargo Jet Center. "When completed, Speath plans to use his pilot’s license mainly for recreation and pleasure."
18 year-old Fargo South High School graduate Max Spaeth decided in 8th grade that he wanted to be a pilot. His passion began as he was a paging through issues of National Geographic portraying all of the spectacular aerial photos and thought to himself, "how could I do that, How can I go to these cool places?" He recalls a specific issue that featured the Empty Quarter, one of the largest sand deserts in the world covering the southern 1/3 of the Arabian Peninsula. Follow the link below to see what inspired Max. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0502/sights_n_sounds/media2.html
"Taxiing out for my 1st solo take-off was a bit nerve wracking but as soon as I hit the throttle and began accelerating down the runway all of the nervousness went away and I just flew the airplane" said Spaeth. "When I think about it, it’s almost like riding a bike; you’re not really thinking about all of the things you are doing – you’re just doing it."