Wyatt Woods

Wyatt Woods – From Zero to Private Pilot in Three Months!

Imagine jumping from zero aviation experience to earning your private helicopter pilot certificate in just three months! Wyatt Woods believed it was possible and made it happen with the help of his Sweet Aviation flight instructors. After discovering Sweet Aviation online, Wyatt traveled to Fort Wayne from his home in Virginia. All it took was… Read more »

Adam Yaggy

Adam Yaggy Testimonial

Adam Yaggy discovered his love for aviation after taking a discovery flight. He’s now certified as a private pilot. Click to learn more about Discovery Flights at Sweet Aviation.

California or Bust: A Young Pilot’s First Solo Cross-country Adventure

“N572DS is cleared to the Papa Romeo Charlie airport via runway heading, direct VINCO, join V107, then Papa X-ray November, join V113 to PRIEST, then as filed. Climb and maintain 5,000, expect 11,000 one zero minutes after departure. Departure frequency 121.3, squawk 3757…read-back correct.” Gauges green, airspeed alive. “N572DS I have an amendment to your clearance, advise when ready to… Read more »

So Many Reasons to Fly

While I haven’t had occasion to fly fixed-wing lately, I have been doing a lot of rotary-wing work courtesy of the Michigan Army National Guard. I was recently at Fort Rucker, AL, finishing up a 5-week Tactical Operations course, which is just one of the many qualifications I am expected to achieve and maintain as… Read more »

Fishing and Flying

It’s common knowledge that the some of biggest freshwater fish live in the waters way up north — those places where bear, moose, and wolves roam the shores; the eagles fly overhead; and the loons and beavers glide on the surface of sparkling blue waters. At least that’s how the stories go. If you’re a… Read more »

Destination: Lunch at the Fly Inn

Since earning my private, one of my most favorite destinations has been lunch! You can fly in nearly any direction and you’ll eventually find it. On one of the many unseasonably warm days we had this winter, I found myself, along with Sweet Aviation student, Michael Alberico heading to Plainwell, MI for lunch at The… Read more »

The Miracle of a Dream

My love affair with flying began when I was watching airplanes fly in and out of Lowry Air Force Base located in Denver, Colorado. Though my father was a Master Navigator there, I never revealed my fascination with flying to him. After graduating from high school, I went to work for United Airlines in the… Read more »

What Flying Means to Me

As a younger man, I would often watch geese using their natural flying skills when landing on a pond, and I would think about flying. As an older man I learned how to fly, a task that was challenging. With the help of Sweet Aviation they made it possible for me to become a Private… Read more »

How My Business Took Flight

When I began my pilot training in 2008, I really had no idea how dramatically it would affect and complement my business life. In 2006, Ottenweller Co. opened a satellite facility in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The trip to Mount Airy by automobile was a nine-hour adventure of boring flatlands and white-knuckle winding toll roads… Read more »

Summertime Flying

Summertime is the time of year when everybody wants to go flying. It’s a great time to learn a new skill and enjoy the wonders of flying. Summer doesn’t come without its own challenges though. The threat of thunderstorms is always hanging around the edges of every summertime flight. Whether a little single-cell pop-up storm… Read more »