After Solo Flight, Next Stop is Aviation School for Local Teenager Alvarado

Retired pilot Dick Peck of La Grange was over the moon when he called Wednesday. Peck is an instructor in the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter.

“I just soloed my first female student,” he enthused. That’s pilot instructor talk for having a pilot trainee take an aircraft up alone, a huge step.

The student pilot is Lilliana Alvarado, 18, a recent Fayetteville High School graduate. “I think I had 15 or 16 hours of flight time before going up on my own,” she said Friday.



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