Waukesha cadet reaches flight training milestone
Cadet Major Olga Boukhvalova recently completed her first solo flight, a major milestone in her pursuit of a Private Pilot’s Certificate. “It was an amazing experience,” Boukhvalova said of the solo flight, “I felt so free and in charge.”
Boukhvalova has dreamed of flying since the third grade when she wrote a school book report on Amelia Earhart. The opportunity for her dream to come true became a reality after she got a flight scholarship in May 2015. With the help of the 10th Senior Support Squadron she has been able to complete flight lessons.
Earlier this year she was selected to attend the STEM summer program at the Naval Academy. This year she is applying to the Air Force Academy Summer Seminar, with her ultimate goal being an appointment to the Air Force Academy.