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Caleb Norwitch, '26, Glides to Perfection
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Eighth grader Caleb Norwitch turned 14 last Sunday and on Monday successfully piloted his first solo flight in a glider. In fact, he did three solo flights at 1,000, 2,000, and 3,000 feet.

Describing the joy of gliding, Norwitch says, "Every time you are in a plane, someone else is controlling it -- even if you have the controls and you are flying the plane -- the PIC (Pilot In Command) is still in charge. However, when you are the one with the controls there is no one to tell you what to do, no one to take control if needed. It is you and you only. It is a whole different sensation. You feel very free." He is looking forward to joining the Oxbridge Aviation program, earning his pilot's license by age 17, and eventually joining the Air Force, where he can "put my skill set to use."




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