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By Skylar Rispens

Weisenburger sets sights on US Air Force Academy


Pam Weisenburger

Trace Weisenburger congratulates his son Sam after received his private pilot's license.

SEELEY LAKE - Sam Weisenburger, 17, joined the ranks of his piloting heritage by obtaining his private pilot's license this May. By doing so, he moves a step closer to his goal of attending the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Becoming a pilot wasn't always one of Sam's goals. Sam would tag along while his older brother Adam was training to become a pilot and he would often become nauseous. The more time he spent around pilots, the more the career began to intrigue him and the nausea went away.

"It had always been in the back of my head," said Sam. "As I we...

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