Dry Side: Max Leisten

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

Article written by DART Sacramento Swimmer Victoria Cao

Senior swimmer MAX LEISTEN began his interest in piloting a few years ago, but had to wait until he turned 17 before he could start his training to obtain a Private Pilot license. He has spent a substantial amount of time and energy studying theory in Ground School and has been flying a Cessna 172 Skyhawk at a Flight School for about 3 months. A recent milestone for him was “Solo’ing” (flying alone), which he achieved for the first time in mid November 2019. Concerning future plans, Max seems to know exactly where he’s heading.“There are a few major stages I have yet to complete before I can be eligible for my ultimate goal of becoming a commercial airplane pilot,” he says. “If all goes well, I hope to apply for a job at an airline in a few years.” How incredible, Max, keep up the dedication!

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