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Iredell Composite Squadron Cadets Start Ground School

Cadets Fleming and Ayscue in class at Race City Aviation
Cadets Fleming and Ayscue in class at Race City Aviation. Photo credit 1st Lt Roger Ayscue, CDC, MER-NC-162 (click image to view full size)
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6/24/2015––Every journey begins with a first step.  The journey towards a Pilots Licence and the Silver Wings of an aircraft pilot began this week for Cadets of the Iredell Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol.  

Recently, members of the Iredell Composite Squadron took part in the ceremony commemorating the launch of the IOMAX Archangel Close Air Support Aircraft. IOMAX officials offered to assist Cadets from NC-162 to attend Ground School, the first step toward those Silver Wings.  IOMAX is an Iredell County Company and wants to support the Iredell County Squadron.    

The training began Monday night and will continue two nights a week for several weeks.  The course is being instructed by John Dennis of Race City Aviation, at the IOMAX Facility at Lake Norman Air Park.  Cadet Captain Zack Fleming, Cadet Commander of the SAR Devil Squadron and Cadet Master Sergeant Jeb Stuart Ayscue started the training and are excited at the prospect of becoming pilots. Both Cadets understand that this is not going to be easy, but are confident that they will succeed.  They are encouraged by their fellow SAR Devil, USAFA Cadet John Robertson who earned his CAP Pilot Wings and his FAA Private Pilots License prior to reporting to the Academy this week.

Good Luck to these up and coming Aviators.