La Grange Teen Earns His Pilot’s Wings

Josh Arnold of La Grange earned his private pilot’s licence on March 20, just three days before his 18th birthday. Air Force veteran and retired airline pilot Dick Peck served as his flight instructor.

“I want to become an airline pilot, and this is the first step in my career,” Arnold told the Record in an interview on Monday.

Peck introduced Arnold to flying through the Young Eagles chapter at Fayette Regional Air Center.

“He came to my church and talked about the Young Eagles program,” Arnold said. “One day I went up in a flight. I tried it and fell in love with it.”


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