While many people pursue aviation in some shape or form, several people get hooked on the excitement of general aviation. Something about hoping in the plane with your friends and just going somewhere appeals many people. Maybe there’s no particular place you want to go but maybe you can fly to a neighboring state to grab some of the best breakfast in town. Maybe you can take a night flight down through the city for some sight seeing. The possibilities are really endless.
Many people come here to Air Marion to dedicate and invest time to earn and achieve the goal of getting their pilots license. Out of this handful of people, only a select few continue to study aviation. However, a local high school graduate wants to move the world forward and achieve more than just a pilots license. This individual wants to make her study and practice of aviation more than just a hobby. She wants to make it a career.
Macy Cupp is a recent graduate of Mississinewa High School and a newly licensed private pilot. She graduated in the top ten of her class which had a 183 graduates. Not only was she in the top ten of her class, but she graduated with an Academic Honors Diploma and was a member of the National Honors Society.
This fall, Macy will be continuing her education at the University of Purdue. She was admitted to the Professional Flight Technology Program and will be on track to receive her commercial rating, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine Rating and much more. Macy will be starting school later this month and begin training to further her knowledge and abilities in aviation. “I chose Purdue because it has some of the best, if not the best aviation programs in the state. I was also leaning towards Purdue because a lot of my family has gone to Purdue. It runs in the Family” said Macy.
Macy’s goals following Purdue potentially include getting a job as a copilot but one of Macy’s biggest goals is to keep learning. “I think I’ll always want to learn how to fly something else that I haven’t flown before because there’s just so much one could do” said Macy.
Since a Young age, Macy has been captivated by the excitement of flying. Macy believes that aviation can be a challenging subject and wants to become one of the few women who participate and study it. It goes without saying that Macy is doing something outside of the box.
Macy we would like to congratulate you on all your hard work thus far and wish you the best of luck with all your future endeavors. We know that you will grasp onto all your goals and not only move the world forward but one day fly the world forward!