Henry Scott – Powered Paraglider Solo Milestone

Henry Scott – Powered Paraglider Solo Milestone

Congratulations to 12-year-old Henry Scott, who soloed in a powered paraglider in May 2017. Henry’s fascination with this fun, truly low-and-slow form of flying originated when he was 10, during a visit with his father, Jens, to the 2015 SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo. He spent two years dreaming of the sport before in March 2017 his parents allowed him to begin powered paragliding training with instructor Michael O’Daniel. Henry spent two months preparing for his solo, and since that big day he’s accumulated 15 hours of flight time, two solo cross-countries, and is working toward a PPG 2 novice rating (between PPG 1 beginner and PPG 3 advanced). Jens, EAA 1086264, said he is very proud of his son’s accomplishment and hopes it will encourage other kids to get outside and experience aviation for themselves.

Have you reached a milestone recently? Passed a checkride, given your first or hundredth Young Eagle flight, flown your homebuilt for the first time? Tell us about it at editorial@eaa.org.

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Megan, EAA 1171719, is EAA’s assistant editor and regularly contributes to both print and digital publications. She’s an aspiring pilot, a passionate aviation enthusiast, and an avid learner of just about everything. E-mail Megan at mesau@eaa.org.