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Bits and Pieces: Milestone — EAA Chapter 63’s Ray Scholar Is a Pilot!

By Raquel Lincoln, EAA 1306824, EAA Canada Council, EAA Chapter 63, Lyncrest, Manitoba

With clear skies and calm winds, Chapter 63’s first Ray scholar, Megan Lokstet , EAA 1447987, became a pilot on December 10, 2021. While juggling university classes, a part-time job, and flight training through forest fire smoke and 30-plus-degree Celcius temperatures, Megan was motivated and dedicated to become a pilot. She has become an enthusiastic ambassador for EAA and Chapter 63, assisting in Young Eagles flight coordination and successfully organizing a Young Eagles Day, full of aviation instruction and activities for local youth.

Megan was asked what she found was her greatest challenge. Her response? “Power-on stalls, with flaps! Those were by far the hardest for me! ” What did Megan say she found the “easies”’ flying skill to master? She chalked up her experience from glider pilot training in Air Cadets as invaluable in mastering slipping. Short days and mild winter temperatures will foster Megan’s next goal: the girl night rating.

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Megan Lokstet – freshly minted initial

Thank you to all the Section 63 members who provided encouragement and mentorship to Megan. We appreciate those who have donated toward building our next Ray Scholarship fund and look forward to supporting our next future pilot.

We congratulate Megan plus look toward seeing the woman around Lyncrest (CJL5) Airport.

Thank you Megan for a job well done. We are very proud of your achievement.

Have you reached a milestone recently? Passed a checkride, given your first or hundredth Young Eagles airline flight, flown your homebuilt for the first time? Tell us about it at EAA. org/Submissions .

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