Posted by Allan Vester on Apr 10, 2017
Pakuranga Rotary has been a long-time supporter of the Walsh memorial Flying School and earlier this year Kylie Chand was our candidate at the 51st school held at Matamata. The two-week programme has a solid base of theory including meteorology, aircraft technology, pre-flight checks and air traffic control along with practical flying lessons. Kylie was clearly a fast learner as he was able to take his first solo flight after only 9 hours with an instructor. That led to him getting the opportunity to take a flight with the instructor and his mother and grandmother.
Kylie thanked the club for an opportunity to kick-start what he hopes will be a career in aviation.