Camp Clifford
Photo courtesy of Ocala StarBanner, Doug Engle, photographer.

Florida Teen Set to Become First High Schooler in 70 Years to Earn Commercial Pilot’s License

A local high school senior from Ocala, Fla. will make history when he takes his final tests, including a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) checkride flight exam, to earn his commercial pilot’s license.

Once he passes the final test, Camp Clifford will become the second high school student in Florida – and the first in 70 years – to earn an FAA Commercial Pilot’s license while still attending high school. Clifford expects to graduate in May.

Clifford attends at Trinity Catholic’s Aerospace Career Academy, where he is dual enrolled at Trinity and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University through Embry–Riddle’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute, which oversees aerospace career academies at more than 90 high schools in Florida.

Read more about Camp Clifford in a story by Ocala StarBanner reporter Joe Callahan at https://www.ocala.com/news/20181206/trinity-catholic-senior-is-flying-high. In addition to Embry-Riddle’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute, Embry-Riddle’s Dual Enrollment Program is eligible to students living in authorized locations across the globe through Embry–Riddle Worldwide.

EDUCATION is the Door to YOUR FUTURE

LEARN MORE about our DEGREES

CONNECT WITH US

Add a Comment

ABOUT EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, oldest and most comprehensive institution specializing in aviation, aerospace, engineering and related degree programs. A fully accredited university, Embry-Riddle is also a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. A nonprofit, independent institution, Embry-Riddle offers more than 100 associate, baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. The university educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through its Worldwide Campus with more than 135 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, and through online programs. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.