Too Cool: Country Music Star Aaron Tippin Receives "Certified Flight Instructor" at Murfreesboro Aviation
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 6:00 am
Most kids dream about getting their driver’s license when they turn 16, but the son of country star-slash-pilot Aaron Tippin had loftier pursuits. And Ted Tippin fulfilled them on Dec. 15, when he completed his first solo flight. Making the milestone even more special was who signed his logbook upon landing, making the solo flight official: "Dad" Aaron.
County music star Aaron Tippin completed his certified flight instructor rating at Murfreesboro Aviation. Owner Jim Gardner says Tippin received his rating on his first attempt, and soloed his son the following weekend.
“Before the solo, we were flying four to five days a week to get ready for that,” Ted says of his training. He’s looking forward to getting back up in the air as soon as possible. “I still want to fly at least once a week. I love it. It’s just a passion.”