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Dong "James" Lee '12 Solos

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dong “James” Lee ’12 completed his first solo flight successfully at Front Royal-Warren County Airport on December 11, 2011. To accomplish this and earn his solo “wings” at Randolph-Macon Academy, Lee had to complete three take-offs and three landings alone in a Cessna 172 airplane.  Although he had been close to soloing for about a week, Lee was still surprised when his flight instructor, Laura Abraham, told him he was ready.

Justin Miernicki Solos in Randolph-Macon Academy Flight Program

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Baltimore Resident Becomes First Solo of the School Year

Front Royal, VA—On October 26, 2011, just days before an unusually early snowstorm blasted the Shenandoah Valley, 16-year-old Justin Miernicki flew his first solo flight at Front Royal-Warren County Airport. Justin is the son of Stephen and Karen Miernicki of Baltimore, MD.