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Sean Knick '11 Solos

Thursday, February 3, 2011

He might not have a license to drive yet, but Sean Knick II can do something most 16-year-olds can’t: he can fly a plane…alone. 

The son of Sean and Debbie Knick of Washington, VA, Knick is a junior at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, VA.  He has been flying for just over a year in the Academy’s flight program.

2nd Solo Student of 2011! by Ryan Koch

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Another week, another solo! Not all weeks are like this, it just happens to coincide with the start of this blog! John, my student, did a great job Monday afternoon flying solo for the first time. The winds were calm and the air was smooth, perfect weather for a solo flight. John had been working towards solo for many months and was able to pull everything together. The yell of excitement he let out after shutting down was awesome!

R-MA Aerospace Instructors Receive Advanced Certification

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Three of Randolph-Macon Academy’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) instructors have received the Advanced Aerospace Science Instructor Certification: Lieutenant Colonel R. G. McManus, Master Sergeant Stephen Pederson, and Master Sergeant William “Doug” French.  All three instructors are retired Air Force personnel.

My First Solo Student of 2011!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Before I tell you about the awesome Monday I had yesterday, let me introduce myself. I am Ryan Koch, the ground school teacher and one of two flight instructors at Randolph-Macon Academy. I have been flying since 1999, instructing since 2004, and working at R-MA since 2006. Enough about me let's talk about my student's flight lesson yesterday...

Students Win VFW Writing Contest Awards

Friday, January 14, 2011

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Chapter in Front Royal sponsors a writing contest for all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in the Warren County area.  Known as the Patriots’ Pen Contest, this year’s theme was “Does Patriotism Still Matter?” On Thursday, December 16, representatives from the local VFW came to the R-MA Middle School Media Center to recognize three Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School students for placing in the competition.