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By Andi Bourne

Working Towards His Wings


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Adam Weisenburger with his checklist in the cockpit of the Seeley Lake Flying Club's airplane, a 1966 Cesna 172. According to Trace, the checklist is the biggest safety device in the airplane. Adam said the checklist was created in World War II following the tests for the B17 bomber. The pilot left the control lock in and attempted to take off. When he was unable to pull back on the stick and lift off, the bomber drove off the runway killing everyone onboard. The checklist has been an instrumental part of aviation ever since. Adam follows a check list for everything he does.

SEELEY LAKE – Most teenagers are happy to get their driver's license when they turn 16. Seeley Lake resident 16-year-old Adam Weisenburger's dream of becoming an airline pilot took off two weeks ago with his first solo flight. His goal is to get his private pilot's license when he turns 17 next May.

Adam has been into aviation ever since he can remember. He's built more than 40 model airplanes and said he "may spontaneously talk aviation." The first time he flew in an airplane was when he was in seventh grade.

Adam started flying in October 2013 with his student pilot license.

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