Fri, Sep 10, 2010
Governor Sonny Perdue Adds Commercial And Instructor Ratings To
His Pilot Certificate
Two-term Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue (R) has added two
significant aviation ratings to his commercial pilot certificate.
On September 6th, the Governor took advantage of the Labor Day
holiday and passed both the Helicopter Commercial and Helicopter
Flight Instructor practical check rides.
(L-R) Bill Riley, Examiner; Governor Sonny Perdue; Ron
An experienced 3,000-hour Commercial Pilot, the Governor added a
Private Helicopter rating in August of 2008. Since then he has
worked with Ron Carroll of Blue Ridge Helicopters in Lawrenceville,
GA to gain the skills necessary to accomplish these ratings.
Blue Ridge Helicopters, owned by Carroll, is a Robinson R44
service center and does training and 135 Charters in R44
Helicopters. Ron expects that the Governor will be starting his
Helicopter Instrument training soon using Blue Ridge's Frasca
simulator as a training aid.
"Ron is a great instructor and Blue Ridge is a respected
aviation company that we are proud to have in Georgia," Governor
The Governor leaves office this January after two very busy
terms. Now, with "Flight Instructor" stamped on his ticket, he has
expanded his future options.
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