By Arthur Hoang
On Oct. 26, senior Tyler Seawright received his pilot’s license after only one year of taking lessons.
“It’s different from driving,” explains Tyler. “My dad flies, and it’s inspiring.”
Tyler began flying at the Reid Hill View Airport of Santa Clara County after taking lessons with the company, Nice Air: Professional Piloting Training. Before even getting into the air, however, he was required to take three months of ground training to study piloting.
“My first pilot training was a little bit scary, and it took some practice and coordination to start the plane,” confeses Tyler. “Landing was a skill I really had to develop over time.”
After a total of 55 flights with a teacher beside him, Tyler endeavored 11 solo flights. Some memorable trips include flying to Sacramento, Calif. with his flight instructor, going solo around the airport for the first time, and traveling to Madeira, Calif., which proved to be his longest solo flight thus far.
Tyler flies a Cessna 152 Single Engine and Lane plane. Over summer, he spent quite a bit of time practicing his flying; at the beginning of the semester, however, he flew two to three times per week.
“Any time I get, I try to fly,” admits Tyler. “Usually I fly two to three times a week.”
Through piloting, Tyler has learned persistence and patience in whatever he does. To him, flying is truly full of excitement.
Most students who get their driver’s licenses would stop right there, but senior Tyler Seawright went beyond and got his pilot’s license.
Tyler first started taking lessons last year with the company Nice Air: Professional Piloting Training and started flying at Reid Hill view Airport of Santa Clara County. After one year of flying, Tyler finally received his pilot’s license on Oct 26.
“It’s different from driving. My dad flies, and it’s inspiring,” exclaimed Tyler.
Before Tyler could even get into the air, he was required to take three months of ground training to study piloting
During his first actual piloting training, Tyler was really nervous. It was his first time taking off for real.
“It was a little bit scary, and it takes some practice and coordination [to start the plane] and landing was a skill I really had to develop over time,” confessed Tyler.
After 55 total fights with a teacher beside him, Tyler was required to take solo flights. In total he took 11 solo flights.
Some memorable trip that Tyler had was to Sacramento, Calif. with his flight instructor, his first solo flight around the airport and his longest solo flight was to Madeira, Calif.
Tyler flies a Cessna 152 Single Engine and Land plane and has flown across California to places such as Tracy and Sacramento.
Tyler has spent all of his summer and after school time practicing his flying.
“Any time I get I try to fly… Usually I fly two to three times a week,” explained Tyler.
During the beginning of the semester Tyler still flew, usually two to three times a week.To Tyler, flying is a lot of fun and is really exciting. Through piloting, Tyler has learned persistence and patience in whatever he does.