Brechbühl Solos

Congratulations to c/1Lt. Katherine Brechbühl who soloed during last week’s Northeast Region Glider Academy.

Bechbühl after landing in her glider

Brechbühl was among six members earning their solo wings. From John Williams, her glider instructor:

A record setting Academy and graduation ceremony: Six initial solos earning their respective CAP Solo Glider Pilot Wings along with their Soaring Society of America (SSA) “A” Badges. Four CAP Pre-Solo Wings earned. One SSA “B” Badge earned for a solo flight of over 30 minutes. One SSA “C” Badge earned for a solo flight of over an hour and a half! One Senior member initial solo, earning his SSA “A” Badge too. Three CAPF 5s successfully completed. Solo students to 7,300 feet, solo students ascending 4,300 feet vertically. One solo student flying for 91 minutes. I call these Cadets and their Academy, the Amazing twelve!

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