Venture 5th Grader Learns to Fly

Gael Lopez, a 5th grade student in Springs’ Venture Online program, is learning to be a pilot.  At age 8, he began taking flight simulator classes, and with his brother, Leo, he has enrolled in flight school.  Instructor Cam Shankland of Upper Limit Aviation is teaching him to maneuver and control the aircraft; Gael is gathering flight hours and logging them into his pilot’s log.

Gael said, “I love learning everything there is to know about [my plane the] CESSNA 172 SkyHawk.”

He plans on earning his private pilot license, and one day being a commercial pilot.  He concluded, “The sky’s the limit!”

Gael Lopez

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