Friday photo: Wilkes Ellsworth first solo

The moment: First solo

The pilot: Wilkes Ellsworth (right) with instructor Dustin Yockey

The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH

The aircraft: C172S

The memory: I have wanted to fly an airplane my entire life and can honestly say it was one of the happiest and most fulfilling days I have ever experienced. I can’t wait to continue my training and see where it and the aircraft will take me next.

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