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easy one, nor is it cheap. It requires
“ground school,” with bookwork and
hands-on interaction with airplanes, a
struction, no less than seven written ex-
Zachary completed seventeen hours of
Tourneau University in Texas, where
he is majoring in Aeronautical Science.
Zachary was a homeschool student. Fly-
ing lessons are already subject to the
whims of the weather; it was nice not to
have to worry about a restrictive school
schedule as well.
Zachary attributes his love of flying
to inspiration from both of his grandfa-
of the Air National Guard, and collected
model helicopters. His other grandfather
models, many of them with Zachary’s
help. Zachary says: “It was a culmination
of their love for airplanes and helicopters
grandpa also loved WWII stuff, . . . so
my true passion for airplanes came from
Zachary was a member of the Civil Air
going to the United States Air Force Acad-
emy. Eventually, though, he felt the Lord
leading him in another direction, and
lar aviation program, enrollment there
became the obvious next step for him.
His degree from Le Tourneau will afford
him many options for careers in the aero-
airplane technician. He even dreams of
restoring old WWII planes some day.
TOP: Zachary, completing the pre-flight
check with his instructor.
RIGHT: Zachary sporting his new headset.
BELOW: Up, up and away. Zachary during
one of his flights.
loved the fact that
Zachary was a
. . . It was nice not to
have to worry about
a restrictive school
schedule . . .