PCHS student pilots plane in stadium flyover

first_img Email the author Dalton Earles and Nikki Hughes, student in Pike County Schools First in Flight and Leadership Academy, will be at the controls for the fly-overs at the PCHS/CHHS football game tonight and at Goshen’s home game Friday, August 26. Pictured from left, Jeff McClure, Director of Alternative Learning at the Center for Technology, Hughes, Mark Head, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, Earles and Jodi Jefcoat, Virtual High School facilitator.All of the t’s have been crossed and the i’s dotted and, if the weather holds, there will be a flyover at Bulldog Stadium tonight that will rival that of the Blue Angels, at least locally.Pike County High School senior Dalton Earles will be at the controls of the Diamond D-A40 as it makes the historic flight prior to the annual rivalry game between the PCHS Bulldogs and the CHHS Trojans.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the fight is historic in the sense that it is the first time a PCHS student has piloted a fly-over at Bulldog Stadium. Latest Stories Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “We are proud to offer this academy to our students, ” Bazzell said. “Dalton and Nikki are excellent students and outstanding citizens,” he said. “And, from all reports, they are excellent pilots. They are exceptional in every way.”The Pike County School System has seven academy programs to offer its students and the First in Flight program, by its nature, has the smallest enrollment – around two or three. The demands are great. So are the rewards, Bazzell said.For more information about the First in Flight and Leadership Academy, contact the Pike County Schools at 334-566-1850. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Tonight’s flyover will be just prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff. Plans are for Dalton to circle the stadium a couple of times and participate in an air to ground communication over the stadium’s public address system.Dalton said every flight has been memorable in some way but the flyover will be special.“I would never have thought that anything like this could happen,” he said. “The flyover at Bulldog Stadium will be something I’ll always remember.”Bazzell said the First in Flight and Leadership Academy is a one-of-a-kind program and is made possible through a partnership with Trojan Aviation. Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Friday, August 19, 2016 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Familiar foes: Pike County looks for bragging rights against long time rival Charles Henderson Photo/mike hensleyThe Pike County Bulldogs field a young team entering the 2016 season. They hope to begin the season on… read more Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content PCHS student pilots plane in stadium flyover By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell “The flyover will be a neat opportunity to showcase the Pike County Schools’ First in Flight and Leadership Academy,” Bazzell said. “We are excited about the program and congratulate Dalton Earles of PCHS and Nikki Hughes of Goshen High School. Both are senior members of the First in Flight and Leadership Academy. They have completed all of the solo and cross-country requirements for certification as private airplane pilots. The only thing that stands between them and their final certification is their FAA cross-country check.Dalton’s “check” is scheduled for Aug. 25 and Nikki’s Aug. 27.A fly-over is planned for the GHS home football game vs. Ariton on Aug. 26. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more