David Burey completes solo flight in Moree Aero Club Jabiru J170 5064 aircraft

While most of Moree’s town folk were just waking for the day, 21-year-old David Burey flew his first solo flight on Sunday as pilot in command, in the Moree Aero Club‘s Jabiru J170 5064 aircraft.

Breezy solo flight: David Burey, 21, of “Brownleigh”, completed his first solo flight as pilot in command in Moree on Sunday morning.

Breezy solo flight: David Burey, 21, of “Brownleigh”, completed his first solo flight as pilot in command in Moree on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, December 3, David, of “Brownleigh” Moree, departed from Moree’s Aerodrome’s Runway 19 at 07:09 am, in light SSW winds, flying a perfect circuit in perfect weather.

Chief flying instructor Fred Nolan commended the youngster on his perfect circuit.

“Dave will be the third generation pilot from the well-known Moree Burey family, following in the footsteps of his grandfather John and his Dad, Geoff.

“He is a step closer to flying the family Cessna 182 airplane VH-KAT, parked in the Brownleigh shed,” Mr Nolan said.