Dreams Soar at Shaanxi Flying Club
By Lie Ma
Union Grove Christian School 2009 graduate Scott Wiles wants to become a helicopter pilot for an emergency medical care service such as AirCare Critical Care Transport Service at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. “You’ve got to get 2,000 flying hours for them to even look at you,” he said of AirCare. “And you’ve got to be super smooth because you’ve got paramedics working in the back while you’re flying. But I’d love to do that.” Wiles started taking helicopter flying lessons at Twin Lakes Airport during his sophomore year in high school. He says he will continue with the basic required classes for an associate degree at Davidson County Community College before transferring to Guilford Technical Community College, which offers an associate degree in aviation in conjunction with the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. Wiles intends to work toward a commercial pilot’s license while in school.
June 16, 2009