Friday photo: Joseph Ermel private pilot checkride

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The moment: Private pilot checkride

The pilot: Joseph Ermel

The place: Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport (1C5), Bolingbrook, IL

The aircraft: C152

The memory: It was a thorough and fun exam. After months of diligent studying, practicing, and preparation, I felt confident enough and was proud of my deliverance. My mind was set on earning my PPL for years, and I worked hard to get to this point to succeed. I am grateful for all of the support I’ve received over the years from my mentors – and especially my Grandfather, Arnold Zimmerman (EAA 205374.) Now on to the Instrument ! See you on the Flightline!


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  1. Robert Gordon says:

    Congratulations!! My Private Pilot check was in 1972 in a PA-28 140 thanks to my Dad a WWII P-39 pilot South Pacific. I had 39.5 hrs. Fly an hour to the FAA Examiner.

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