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Macon Pilots | Rick - Macon Pilots

“There is nothing in aviation that excites me more than helping someone solo an aircraft for the first time.”

Nate Grunwell

Macon Pilots Instructor


Meet Rick, owner of a premier landscape company. Seeing his business grow from a single lawn mower to several crews maintaining Macon’s upper elite homes he wanted more out of life. So with his love for the outdoors, he sought his next great achievement getting his personal pilots license. We had so much fun watching his passion for aviation take flight and we are looking forward to what he is going to do in the future.

December 27th, 2013 Rick piloted his training aircraft for his first time solo. The conditions were just right and Rick was nailing every landing when his flight instructor hopped out and turned Rick loose. Rick performed beautifully making three full stop landings to conclude his first solo.

Rick went on to get his license on March 8th, 2014. As all Macon Pilots students do, Rick passed his check ride on his first attempt and we couldn’t be more proud. We are also proud of his dedication and work ethic and most of all because he accomplished his goal of becoming a private pilot. He has since gone on several outings and even take his lovely wife and beautiful daughter on a cross country to Charleston SC.