Pilot Staff Writer

CRESCENT CITY - Everett Quivey, a member of the Oregon South Coast Civil Air Patrol (CAP), took to the air alone for the first time last month.

Quivey, from Fort Dick, soloed in the Westlog Aviation Piper Tomahawk Jan. 25. He says it was a great experience.

The 17-year-old Quivey has been a member of the CAP for two years. His instructor, Tom Moore, a certified flight instructor and retired airline pilot, is a captain in the CAP. Moore said everyone in the group is proud of Quivey.

Quivey's solo flight was from McNamara Field in Crescent City where the Tomahawk is housed.

A high school senior at Castle Rock Charter School, Quivey is an air-minded young man. He has applied to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., for the fall semester, where he plans to study aeronautics and engineering. He is looking forward to a career as an airline transport pilot.

According to Moore, Quivey doesn't limit himself to aviation, however, and has been active in community projects both in Brookings and Crescent City.

The CAP, open to young people from 11 to 18 years of age, meets at the Brookings Airport 7 p.m. Mondays. Anyone wanting information about the group can phone Mike and Judy Rupert, (541) 469-7873 or Moore at (541) 412-8082.