First two enlisted pilots complete solo flights
Master Sgt. Alex, a student in the Enlisted Pilot Initial Class, takes off in a DA-20 Katana to become one of the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights during Initial Flight Training at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colo., Nov. 3, 2016. Air Force officials selected 12 active-duty Airmen for EPIC. After IFT completion, each EPIC student will progress through the RPA Instrument Qualification Course and RPA Fundamentals Course at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, and the Basic Qualification Training at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., The entire training program spans almost a full year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cory Payne)

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