Kirby Ortega, left, director of flight operations at Yingling Aviation, works with his student Andrew Nichols inside a Cessna 172. Nichols is a pilot working on his instrument rating. Pilots who want to advance their training to fly for regional airlines are required to have 1,500 flight hours, up from 250.
Kirby Ortega, left, director of flight operations at Yingling Aviation, works with his student Andrew Nichols inside a Cessna 172. Nichols is a pilot working on his instrument rating. Pilots who want to advance their training to fly for regional airlines are required to have 1,500 flight hours, up from 250. Jaime Green The Wichita Eagle
Kirby Ortega, left, director of flight operations at Yingling Aviation, works with his student Andrew Nichols inside a Cessna 172. Nichols is a pilot working on his instrument rating. Pilots who want to advance their training to fly for regional airlines are required to have 1,500 flight hours, up from 250. Jaime Green The Wichita Eagle