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Kelowna air cadet takes on pilot scholarship course

Air cadet  Liam O’Flynn, of Kelowna, is spending his summer at the Pacific Regional Gliding School, enrolled in the air cadet private pilot scholarship course.

O’Flynn, a member of 243 Ogopogo Squadron in Kelowna, is one of 36 air cadets from across B.C. selected for the opportunity to get their private pilot’s licence.

He will be trained on a Cessna 172, to Transport Canada’s Private Pilot license standards in seven weeks in three different locations—Victoria Flying Club, Pacific Flying Club out of Boundary Bay, and Montair Aviation out of Pitt Meadows.

“It’s for cadets who are willing to push themselves and who air to soar,” said O’Flynn says about the course.

“These young men and women have worked very hard to get here on scholarship, and will continue to work even harder throughout the course” added Lt.-Col Tony Appels, Commanding Officer of the gliding school.

Cadet O’Flynn has already taken his first solo flight, a monumental moment no pilot ever forgets.

 

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