Flight Training Blog

Sunrise Aviation Jax receives AOPA’s “Distinguished Flight School” Award for 2017!

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Sunrise Aviation Jacksonville is proud to announce that we have received AOPA’s “Distinguished Flight School” Award for 2017!  This award places Sunrise Aviation in the Top 4% of all flight schools in the United States.  We would like to thank our training partner, Florida State College Jacksonville (FSCJ), for providing our training facilities over the… Read more »

Doug Battig passes Private Pilot checkride

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Congrats to Doug Battig on passing his Private Pilot checkride in the Cessna 172R with DPE Randy Miner today.  Doug is a Navy Flight Officer and was trained by CFI Mark Boundy.  Doug will now transition to the Instrument course with Florida State College.  Congrats Lt. Battig!

Thomas Brumfield First Solo

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Big congratulations to Thomas Brumfield and his instructor Alivia Cole for completing his first solo flight! Thomas, from Middleburg, works two jobs in the service industry but one day plans on flying commercially and joining the Air Force Reserves. Thomas said that here at Sunrise, “everything and everyone has been a great help.”

Carlious Burton passes Private Pilot

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Congratulations to Carlious Burton, Jacksonville’s newest Private Pilot.  Burton is from Huntsville, Alabama and is a business owner who enjoys flying.  Burton was trained by CFI Juliana Vazquez and he took his checkride with DPE Jay Lawrence and passed on the first attempt. Mr. Burton is now enrolled in the Instrument Rating program and has… Read more »

Flight training accomplishments

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Sunrise Flight Academy welcomes Chris Lacroix to the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) ranks.  Lacroix is an F-15 pilot with the Air National Guard and passed his ATP checkride on Saturday morning with examiner Matt Blythe. Cheng Chen passed his Private Pilot checkride with examiner Jay Lawrence this past week.  Chen is in the Navy and… Read more »

John Mason passes Private Pilot checkride!

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Congrats to John Mason and his CFI, Colonel Mark Boundy, on passing the Private Pilot checkride. John executed all maneuvers in accordance with FAA regulations in the C-172R at Cecil Field. He will now be transitioning into the Instrument stage of training.