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Taking flight

A Lebanon sophomore took his first solo flight on his 16th birthday


A 16-year-old who is a sophomore at Lebanon High School celebrated his 16th birthday Monday by making a solo flight.

Matthew Scott, the son of Mark and Leslie Scott, said he had been interested in flying since he was 11.

“When I was 11 I went to an air show in Kansas City and I’ve always had this interest in aviation ever since,” he said. “Last year, I got into contact with my flight instructor David Simmons, and we’ve been flying all year in preparation for this solo (on Monday).”

For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.


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