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Flour Bluff pair receive pilot's license after finishing U.S. Navy's Summer Flight Program

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Posted at 4:27 PM, May 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 23:47:44-04

UPDATE (noon Monday):

During the Summer Flight Academy, Korsmo passed the FAA written exam, completed 61.6 flight hours, including multiple solo flights, and earned 6 college credits.

Stanley passed the FAA written exam, completed 51.7 flight hours, including multiple solo flights, and earned 5 college credits.

Both students received their FAA Private Pilot’s License.


While many kids their age haven't even been on airplane, Flour Bluff High School juniors Henry Stanley and Camden Korsmo are getting the chance to fly them.

"It's a really great opportunity to be able to do this at such a young age" said Camden Korsmo.

The pair are both cadets with Flour Bluff's Navy N.J.R.O.T.C. program. They are two of 20 picked from the entire nation to take part in the U.S. Navy's Summer Flight Program.

"We were very lucky to be selected." Camden Korsmo said. "We're both very skilled and I think that our school is very competitive against schools around the country."

"To be able to do it as a high school student is an incredible experience and I'm very grateful for that." Henry Stanley added.

From May 31st through August 5th, Korsmo and Stanley will go through an intensive eight week flight training program and earn their private pilot's licenses.

Korsmo, who wants to be a naval aviator and eventually an astronaut, and Stanley, who has dreams of becoming an airline pilot, both know this opportunity will have them soaring above their competition.

"What that's going to do is allow me to get my foot in the door early." said Stanley, "I'll be able to start my career earlier than most applicants"

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