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16 Year Old Pilot

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Pilot in Danforth
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/7201982?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:52:06 +0000 16 Year Old Pilot Pilot in Danforth http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/7201982?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WCIA >>heather: turning 16 and getting your drivers license is a big deal for teens. >>matt: one what sica team got his pilot's license in the same month. ryan burk shares his story. >>ryan: it's a windy afternoon at this tiny landing strip sandwiched between the farm fields and interstate 7. so windy it's not safe to fly. newly licensed driver - - is headed to theairport just to check in on the plane that he is also licensed to fly . >> most of my friends are in on my girlfriend's dad is a maze i am 16 and flying planes by because in the same month he got his drivers license, he also soloed in the - - plane. quite a feat even if kam doesn't think so. >> honestly, the drivers license was a lot more stressful. more things you have to remember more things to watch out for. this is just you and the plane and not a lot up there. i was little and i would look in the sky and see these white streaks. these machines and how they fly. >>ryan: he's always had an interest in aviation but after writing a paper about wanting to be a pilot t, his mom knew he was serious about flying. >> what do you do if your kid wants to fly. i can buy a plane. so chuck boland came to mind and i knew it was a local pilot. so i sent him a facebook message and i said i've got this young boy, is interested in flying. would you be interested in pointing us in a direction. chuck said i will do one better than that. meet me at the hanger. i will talk to him about flying. i will take him up on the plane if the weather is good i want to introduce them to this program called young eagles. >>ryan: it was the beginning of a new friendship as chuck gave new meaning to the term, take someone under your wing. >> i had taken young eagles, kam was only one that had come back. through his mom said i really had this interest. >>ryan: while taking to the sky alone can be scary, kam and his mom know someone important is looking out for him. >> brett was battling cancer about the time cameron was falling in love with aviation and showing an interest. he was able to know kam went on his first flight. from our conversations, i know he knows his dad is with him and i'm sure was his copilot yesterday when he soloed. >>ryan: a copilot and an entire community who can be proud of kam's accomplishment both on the ground and in the





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