June 19, 2014 - Matt Callahan, who in April was named recipient of a complete private pilot training experience from Tubreaux Aviation, Shreveport, Louisiana, soloed for the first time on June 11-Day 7 of his flight training. He’s scheduled for his first cross-country solo flight this week, and is on track to take his private pilot checkride by the end of the month.
“He is progressing rapidly,” said Jeremy Williams, chief pilot for Tubreaux Aviation.
Matt also received a kind word and a gift from a fellow EAA member, according to his mother, Kathy Callahan. The note read:
“Congratulations on your selection to receive your private pilot training at Tubreaux Aviation. After reading this in June issue of Sport Aviation I wanted to send you some extra spending money to help you along while you're away from home.”
The letter had a $100 check inside.
“As both a mom and a former Young Eagles coordinator, I am overwhelmed and beaming with pride by the generosity displayed by so many EAA members,” Kathy wrote. “EAA truly is an incredible organization and we are so blessed to be a part of it!”
Tubreaux plans to bring Matt to Oshkosh, where his parents are planning to also attend.