Local girl from Honiara Emma White has recently achieved her first solo in a Cessna 172 and is on her way to graduating from General Flying Progress Test (GFPT).

She is seen here as the first person to occupy the Cockpit Module of the RAAF F111 (A8-135) Strike Fighter aircraft.

The photo was taken this morning as Emma was about to undertake a solo navigation flight to a far western QLD airfield.

Emma is a student at Aero Dynamic Flight Academy Caboolture where she is completing her Commercial Pilots Licence.

“Emma has achieved very good results whilst she has been here at the Academy and I am delighted to announce that she has been a role model to others on the same course”, said Captain Carpenter.

Aero Dynamic Flight Academy specializes in the training and production of recreational, commercial and airline pilots for the Domestic and International markets.