JUL 2009: Jonathan Pearce
Private Pilot – Airman Single Engine Land
Instructor: Wanda Zuege, MCFI
Designated Pilot Examiner: Sherwood Williams
APR 2009: Pearce passed his Private Pilot knowledge test after attending a Weekend Ground School with Am I High Aviation, LLC.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin. July 16, 2009 –Jonathan Pearce earned his Private Pilot certificate Saturday, July 11th, in a Piper Cherokee (PA-28-140), at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport.
Pearce attended Am I High Aviation, LLCs Private Pilot Weekend Ground School and passed the FAA Knowledge Test in April, 2009. Flight training started June 1st, immediately after the school semester ended. June 17, Pearce was permitted to solo (fly without a flight instructor) and proceeded to fly the required ten hours of cross country time around the state as the sole pilot on board. This is a major event when every student pilot starts to build experience and confidence with their new aeronautical skills. By July 11, Jonathan scheduled and passed his flight test with Sherwood “Woody” Williams, an FAA Designated Flight Examiner.
A senior at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Pearce is majoring in fisheries and biology. Becoming a certificated pilot is a part of his overall resume of skills towards the DNR or government agency doing field work. He is presently on an international trip sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point with destinations to Poland, Germany and Iceland where he will be working with professors and scientists dealing with natural resources issues. When he returns, he will continue advanced flight training with Wanda Zuege, Master Certified Flight Instructor at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport.