Kyle solos in Cessna 172

Congrats to Kyle who achieved his first Solo in our C172 – N19648.  We finally got a calm evening after a few lessons of windy weather and he was walking on air after he did a couple of patterns without that nagging instructor in the airplane.  Time to move on to the cross-country flights!

Congratulations to Leo on achieving Private Pilot!

Examiner Daryl Smith congratulates Leo after a well executed check ride in our Cessna 150.  Leo’s enthusiasm, attitude, and thoughtful demeanor made a good impression, along with his excellent stick and rudder skills!  Now he’s able to give rides to his family and friends and explore all around New England and beyond.  Well done Leo!

Eric – New Private Pilot!

Eric achieved his Private Pilot Certificate on March 9, 2019 after a flawless checkride with Examiner Daryl Smith.  The entire staff at Norby Aviation enjoyed helping Eric reach his goal and watching him grow into a great pilot!  Eric is now planning trips all over New England to explore his new freedom and build-up those cross-country hours.

Please congratulate Eric on his well-deserved accomplishment!

Doug Solo’s in the Cherokee 140

Just in time to beat the winter storm, Doug executed three great landings under increasing crosswinds in N55716, our PA28-140 Cherokee.  After several lessons confined to the pattern, he’ll be happy to start making right turns again and get away from home base to new destinations!

First Solo in C150 for Leo

Leo became our first student to solo N16177 on 2/28/18 at our new Southbridge location and made it look easy.  With moderate winds he made three great approaches and landings, the last one so perfect you couldn’t even hear the wheels touch the runway.  Great job Leo and now on to cross-country fun!

Now Offering Flight Training at Southbridge Airport


We are pleased to now offer our top-quality training at the beautiful Southbridge Municipal Airport – 3B0.  The gorgeous new Administration building is now complete and has pilot’s lounge, kitchen, conference rooms, airport office, and flight school.

Southbridge has a 3,500′ runway, lights, instrument approaches and the tasty Red Baron Diner.  Call us today to schedule a lesson!