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Kamiak junior earns his pilot’s license


Avery Hammerman giving a double “thumbs up” after finishing a flight in a Piper Archer II aircraft.

Like most high school juniors, Kamiak’s Avery Hammerman was looking forward to getting his license.

He worked effortlessly at honing his craft, working with an instructor, and studying procedures at home.

The only difference is Hammerman, 17, already had his driver’s license, and was studying to get his private pilot’s license, which he earned last month.

“You have to be 17,” Hammerman said. “Otherwise I would have gotten it sooner.”

His interest in flying goes back to when he was in elementary school.

“I think the interest stems from just being around Paine Field my wh...

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