SEP 2009: Eric Roeske
Private Pilot – Airplane, ASEL-Instrument, AMEL
Instructor: John Thompson, MCFI
Designated Pilot Examiner: Sherwood Williams
JUN 2009: Roeske passed the Instrument knowledge test after attending a Weekend Ground School with Am I High Aviation, LLC.
Eric Roeske, National Guardsman
Completes Advanced Flight Training
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, September, 2009. Eric Roeske, 92F Petroleum Supply Specialist with the E Company First 147th Aviation Battalion, completes Instrument flight training and is now certified to fly in weather with visibility below 3 statute miles to flying in clouds with zero visibility.
Roeske earned his Private Pilot-Airplane certificate in 2006 as a high school senior with Wanda Zuege, Master Flight Instructor with Am I High Aviation, LLC. Now a student at UW-Stevens Point, Roeske completed instrument training with John Thompson, Master Flight Instructor with Am I High Aviation, LLC. This advanced instruction requires a minimum of 40 hours of training followed by a Practical Test (flight test) by a FAA Designated Flight Examiner to confirm his safety and airmanship.
The Wisconsin Army National Guard provides trained and disciplined forces for domestic emergencies or other requests required by state law. Eric joined the National Guards in December, 2005 during his last year of High School. In 2006, Roeske graduated from Wautoma High School with a diploma, earned his Private Pilot-Airplane certificate with Am I High Aviation, LLC in Stevens Point, completed 7 weeks of basic training in Ft. Jackson, SC and enrolled at Minnesota State University – Mankato. In 2007, with a twin engine rating added to his Private Pilot certificate, a transfer was made to the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and returned to Am I High Aviation, LLC to complete his flight training goals.
Eric’s parents, Martin and Ann Roeske, own and operate the Culvers Restaurant in Wautoma, Wisconsin. His brother, Lucas Roeske, attends Ripon College, playing Collegiate Football.
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