Jake Burton, a young man you’ll recognize from DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, dreams of being an airline pilot. He earned his private pilot certificate this past August (Fly America) and recently passed with flying colors – pardon the pun – the written exam towards his instrument rating.
He needs 1500 hours (total time) in order to qualify for the Airline Transport Pilot certificate. He is tracking his progress on this facebook page. You can follow along as he racks up the hours. Or even better, join in the fun! Take him along the next time you fly and see for yourself a future airline pilot!