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Local Cadet Flies Solo at 15

posted Jul 27, 2013, 10:48 AM by John Hughes   [ updated Jul 27, 2013, 10:49 AM by John Hughes ]
By Mike Holliday
June 17, 2012

Cadet Christine Shoemaker wearing her brand new Cadet Solo Glider Pilot Wings
An impressive aviation event occurred on Sunday June 10th when 15-year-old Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Christine ‘Tumbleweed’ Shoemaker of Bellevue flew solo in a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) glider at Chehalis, WA. 

Christine joined an elite group of cadets who have flown solo in an aircraft before they were old enough to drive solo in the family car...