Dwayne passed his check-ride!

Congratulations to Dwayne Johnson for passing his check-ride today and becoming a private pilot! Dwayne is a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University and was introduced to flying through his participation in our RV-12 build project. Besides flying, he enjoys playing violin and    video games. “Use your resources and connections,” Dwayne advises student pilots. “No…

Carol’s a private pilot now!

A huge congratulations to Caroline Schmid for passing her check-ride and becoming a private pilot! Caroline is a senior at Sacred Heart Academy, is a member of the Madrigals and loves to travel. She was introduced to flying by her mom, who is a UPS pilot. She has studied diligently and dedicated long hours to…

I soloed!

It’s official, my first solo is now in the books! It has been a long ride, but the wait was worth it. A special thank you to Captain Dean Rice for your amazing instruction and encouragement. I would also like to thank everyone who came out today in a show of support. Accomplishing this dream…

Scholarship Opportunity

Calling all young pilots: If you have a story about an event that has changed or shaped how you fly, Air Facts Journal wants to hear from you! Applications are open for the second annual Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. Pilots no older than 24 can submit a story—no longer than 1,500 words—for…

AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship

Hey Flight Club! AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) is accepting applications for their AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship. 80 selected students will receive a $10,000 scholarship in 2020. Per the website, “scholarship recipients will be able to use the money for direct flight training expenses to pursue a primary pilot certificate, such as…

Happy New Year!

Well, that’s a wrap on 2019! It’s been a great year for Flight Club 502—full of amazing opportunities and achievements. Here’s a recap of some of our highlights. We welcomed many new students into the Flight Club family this year in the Intro to Aviation course. We also said goodbye to multiple members this fall,…

And the winner is…

The results are in…and the winner of the 2019 Flight Club 502 Piper Super Cruiser Raffle is…Captain Maura Schmid of Louisville, KY!!! Thank you to everyone who participated in this raffle and made it such a huge success! Thanks to you, we have raised $80,000. We are all extremely grateful for the generosity and support…

RV12 Had Its First Test Flight!

We are excited to announce that Flight Club 502’s RV-12iS aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight! Thank you to our awesome Adult Build Leaders, Keith Altman and Bruce Allen, along with the many boys and girls who volunteered their time to making this project a success. Dream, Build, Fly!

Quinten Soloed!

Congratulations to Quinten Shewmaker for achieving his first solo flight! He was trained by instructor, Tanner Love. Quinten is a sophomore at St. Xavier High School and plays baseball. He has been a member of the club since 2017 and is now an officer. He remains actively involved in FC 502 by washing the planes…

Welcome Delegates from Oman!

This Monday, October 14, we received an exciting visit from a delegation of aviation professionals from Oman. The delegation was part of an “Aviation, Air Cargo, and Airport Management” professional exchange project through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Their visit to Louisville was programmed by the World Affairs Council of…