Lindsey solos on 16th birthday
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Mitchell Lindsey who soloed in a Cessna 172 from Anoka County Airport on his 16th birthday. The next day, he got his driver's license.
"It was scary at first," said Mitchell of his solo flight, "but after the first few minutes it was easier. It was a good time."
Mitchell flies out of Anoka County-Blaine Airport.
Flying is not a passing fancy for young Lindsey. He plans to continue in aviation, getting his private pilot's license and all the ratings so he can qualify to become an airline pilot.
As circumstance would have it, Mitchell has role models in Brandon, his older brother, and Norm, their father.
Norm Lindsey, a Delta Airline Captain who has been a flight instructor since 1990, was Mitchell's first instructor.
Brandon is currently finishing his multi-engine instructor rating at Mankato State University. Upon graduation, Brandon will continue Mitchell's instruction.