Eagle's Nest Projects - Central High School (WI) - Trifecta of Perfecta
April 16, 2021
Trifecta of Perfecta
Three Central High School Students Receive Private Pilot License
-On the Same Day!
Students / Magnus Schoreder - Laura Beinecke - Tyler Moats
Instructor(CFI) / Dan Lund
Covid-19 and reduced in-school learning time may have slowed progress on the school's 3rd Eagle's Nest Projects RV-12 build, but the 'pandemic' in no way diminished the enthusiasm and passion the build-students and staff hold for aviation. The upset schedule actually provided a unique opportunity for three of the build-students; more time to study for their check ride 'oral' exam and to hone their flying skills for their actual FAA check ride.
After months of planning and hard work for what they hoped would be a Trifecta of Perfecta day, the date finally arrived and they were all ready. The rest is history - all passed with flying colors and it was all they dreamed it would be - a true Trifecta of Perfecta day. This unique accomplishment brings the total number of Central high school students to receive a Private Pilot license to 10; 5-boys and 5-girls. Accomplishments of this magnitude are a team effort and are made possible by dedicated parents, volunteers, and mentors who take time from their life to educate and guide our youth. Kudos to all... JOB WELL DONE!
Narrative of the Day's Activity
- Jim Senft, Program Director
Friday, April 16th, was a cold crisp calm morning as the sun rose over the small airport of Burlington Wisconsin. The airport was not quiet. Three Central High School seniors Laura Beinecke, Tyler Moats, and Magnus Schroeder were already at the airport nervously preparing for their oral and flight exam. All three have been trying hard with Master Flight instructor Dan Lund for this day for many months. Their flying skill will be put to the test. Who is first: Laura stepped up to the plate. Oral check pass with flying colors. She then taxied Eagles Nest plane 915EN to runway 29 for takeoff. She then disappeared into the blue skies leaving Tyler and Magnus behind to build up even more anxiety. About an hour later a faint call came over the handheld radio. Burlington Traffic Experiment 915EN 10 miles to the West inbound for landing Two Niner. Then a 5-mile call, then downwind, base, lastly finial. Tyler and Magnus waited and watched as they will be next. After performing soft and short-field landings…. Done at last. Passed. One down two to go. Tyler was next with the same routine. Has Tyler finished his performance in the plane and taxied back to the hanger the smile on his face told the story. Passed. Two down. Can we make it three for three? At this time the winds started to pick up. The test will be slightly more challenging for Magnus. An hour later, 915EN was spotted on downwind for 29. Same route. Soft and short-field landings being judged by a growing crowd of local pilots and hangar owners learned about our attempt to complete three check rides in a single day. That RV grin on Magnus's face also telegraphed his performance before the engine was powered down. We had done it. Three for Three. Laura, Tyler, and Magnus have become 8th, 9th, and 10th pilots respectfully to achieve this goal through the Central High School STEM Aviation Program aka: Eagles Nest Programs. Amazingly the Wisconsin Eagles Nest Program has produced 5 female and 5 male pilots. Please join me in congratulating Laura, Tyler, and Magnus on being the newest Eagles Nest Private Pilots.