Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:33
Friday afternoons at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School just got a little more exciting. Flight instructors Ryan Koch and Mark Kramer P '19 are bringing the R-MA Flight Program to the Middle School! "We've been excited about this for quite some time," said Koch. "Mark and I went to the Middle School during a mentoring session in the fall to present this club to the kids. It was very well received and they were excited about it."
The two R-MA Flight Instructors are meeting with the middle schoolers every Friday from 2-4 p....
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 14:03
“So Parker, do you want to solo?” asked Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) flight instructor Ryan Koch. Parker hesitated, but nodded his head and in his usual respectful manner replied, “Yes sir.”
On Monday July 25, 2016, at Front Royal-Warren County Airport, R-MA student Parker Overstreet ’17 flew an aircraft with nobody else inside the cockpit next to him for the first time. He has been flying for a year now and enjoys every second spent in the wild blue yonder.
It is no small task to man an aircraft by...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 08:48
It might have taken Elias Lisle of Hingham, MA, a bit of time to convince his parents to let him fly, but once he did, there was no going back. Lisle began flying in November 2013, shortly after starting as a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy, a boarding school in Virginia that offers an optional flight program for students. A year later, he flew his first solo flight. This year, as a senior, he earned his private pilot certification at Front Royal-Warren County Airport on May 25, 2016, just three days before graduating from Randolph-Macon.
And he doesn’t even have his...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 08:16
On the bright, clear morning of April 15, 2016, Jared Keefe achieved his longtime dream of flying solo in an airplane, completing three successful takeoffs and landings at Front Royal/Warren County Airport. Jared, a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) in Front Royal, is the son of Gabriel and Tammy Faath of Williamsburg, VA, and Richard and Karelyn Keefe of Sebring, FL.
Jared began flying as part of the Randolph-Macon Academy flight program in the fall of 2014. During his freshman year, he managed to squeeze in only about nine hours of flight time. To achieve...
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:18
By Ryan Koch
During the summer flying session Ms. Abraham and I take two students at a time for flight lessons in the morning and afternoon. One student takes the controls for the first half of the flight block while the other students sits back seat to observe. Destinations are generally further from Front Royal, our home airport, due to the tandem training approach.
During the first week of training students will learn the preflight, taxiing, takeoff, climbing, turning, holding altitude, descending, and approach. Destinations will include...
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:30
In this video Xin Ma, Yanjiao Wang, and Qi Jiang present an overview of the preflight of a Randolph-Macon Academy Cessna 172.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 13:02
R-MA flight student Slayton Spear demonstrates how to recover from a stall in one of the school's Cessna 172's.
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:59
Roop Atwal '15 and Malik Cochran '15 demonstrate the preflight of an R-MA owned Cessna 172S.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 16:40
By Laura Abraham
With summer school winding down, the flight camp students are embarking on their long flight trips to the destinations of their choice. Recently, four of the students took their trips and brought back some spectacular photos!
Jack Stern and Jonathan Bass chose the Hudson River Corridor for their trip and since both Jack and Jonathan are from the New York City area, they were really excited to do this trip!
Flying the corridor can be very tricky because it is right in the center of the New York City airspace. Both boys did an...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 16:46
I am going to show you my point of view in the air while flying one of our two Cessna 172SPs.