Doug – New Private Pilot!

Doug earned his Private Pilot certificate on August 31, 2019.  After waiting a month for his reschedule date he passed a rigorous checkride with FAA examiner Daryl Smith in our Cherokee 140 on a beautiful but bumpy day.  The entire team at Norby Aviation enjoyed helping Doug reach his goal and watching him develop into a great pilot!  Perfect timing to enjoy some cross-country trips and New England Fall scenery as Pilot in Command.

Brian Solos in Piper Cherokee

Brian’s last session of landings was near perfect but he hadn’t completed the pre-solo written.  So we got that done first thing on a beautiful Wednesday morning and Brian followed through with a couple of smooth landings with Kevin who then got out for Brian to do three very nice ones Solo!    Brian soloed a C152 over 20 yaers ago but this time he’s going all the way to Private Pilot.

Peter Solos in Cessna Skyhawk!

Congrats to Peter on his First Solo!  He performed a perfect low altitude Go-around on his first approach to help calm his nerves, then finished off with two smooth landings.  A great way to start the July 4th Holiday weekend off!

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!

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!

Kevin achieves Airline Transport Pilot

ATP checkride

 

Kevin accomplished the pinnacle in aviation by qualifying as Airline Transport Pilot – Multi-engine.   With the help of Dash Aviation in Sanford, ME he battled gusty winds in the Beech Duchess and passed his checkride on Nov. 14, 2015.