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!

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!