Friday photo: Joan Manuel De La Cruz private pilot checkride

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The moment: Private pilot checkride

The pilot: Joan Manuel De La Cruz

The place: North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport (F45), West Palm Beach, FL

The aircraft: C172S

The memory: I’ve been dreaming of becoming a pilot for at least 20 years, ever since my first flight inside a 737 cockpit when I was 8 years old on an international flight unaccompanied. This year I finally managed to save up the money I needed and dove right into training with the goal of finishing before the end of the year. With the support of my family, I successfully completed my checkride on September 27, 2019! It was a momentous achievement for me, and a memory I will never forget! Now on to more learning and enjoying this achievement!


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