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Ozarka College student Taylor Carmichael recently completed his instrument rating at Melbourne Municipal Airport. Chief flight instructor John Verser said Carmichael has been a joy to work with throughout his instrument training.

MELBOURNE — Taylor Carmichael of Mountain Home completed his instrument rating at the Melbourne Municipal Airport on Nov. 23. He plans to earn an associate of applied science degree in aviation – commercial pilot upon completion of this program.

“Flying has always been a dream, and I’m thankful and lucky I was put in a position to finally fulfill that dream and one day I would like to be flying cargo with UPS,” said Carmichael of his completion of his instrument rating. “Taking the check ride was like being musically inclined; picking up and learning instruments has always been second nature. However, with aviation, these instruments have been the most challenging thing I’ve learned and accomplished.”

“Taylor was a joy to work with throughout his instrument training,” said John Verser, chief flight instructor. “He always comes prepared and ready to work to all of his lessons.”

Upon completion of Ozarka’s Federal Aviation Administration-approved Part 141 flight school, students have the opportunity to complete the multi-engine commercial training at Ozarka College. For more information about flight training or the aviation program, visit fly.ozarka.edu or call John Catlett, aviation division chairman and director at Ozarka College, at 870-368-7926.

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