Alex Dietrich – Private Pilot Milestone

January 12, 2017 – Congratulations to Alex Dietrich, grandson of Walter Dietrich, EAA 55519, who on January 4 became a third-generation pilot after passing his private checkride. After graduating high school this spring, Alex plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the fall. Congratulations again, Alex, and best wishes as you pursue a career in aviation!

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