Rose Pelton Solos Skycatcher

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The owner of the first production Cessna Skycatcher has soloed for the first time and is looking forward to completing her training. Rose Pelton, wife of Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, announced her accomplishment on her Facebook page Friday. "Rose Pelton accomplished my first SOLO this morning! It was perfect! :-)," she wrote. Pelton received congratulations from many of her Facebook friends, including a post from Julie Filucci, who runs Cessna's Pilot Centers. "You've joined the special sisterhood! Congratulations to the first woman student pilot to solo a Skycatcher!" Filucci wrote.

Pelton took delivery of the Skycatcher almost a year ago, but her husband explained at the National Business Aviation Association convention last month that the couple's hectic schedule and that of the instructors kept her from flying regularly. Although the Skycatcher is an LSA, Pelton is going for her private pilot certificate.