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Mosley Completes Solo Flight at Ozarka College

Published on April 28, 2017

Clay Mosley of Melbourne, Arkansas completed his first solo flight at the Melbourne Municipal Airport on April 17, 2017. The College began offering flight training at the Melbourne Municipal Airport on July 1, 2015, then Associate of Science Professional Pilot - Aviation degree seeking students began flight lessons in January of 2016.

Clay is a Freshman at Ozarka and makes the sixth student to complete the solo flight.

Mosley's career goals consist of becoming a commercial pilot. When asked why he started flying, he said, "For the love of the game! " Clay also said he felt very prepared due to the great instructing that he received. Prior to taking a solo flight, students are required to receive and log flight training for maneuvers and procedures ranging from proper flight preparation procedures to emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions.Additionally, they have to pass an aeronautical knowledge test.

Upon completing solo flights, students begin flying to larger airports with an instructor. Just prior to certification, students will fly to the Little Rock Airport on their own. "Clay has put in the time and work, and has proved himself to be a very capable pilot, " said Ozarka College Aviation Director, Nick Lenczycki. For more information about flight training or the aviation program, please contact Nick at 870.368.7926.

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