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A local flight school has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA provided Aviation Adventures with Examining Authority for three courses – Instrument Rating, Private Pilot (Single Engine) and Commercial Pilot (Single Engine).

Aviation Adventures is based out of the Manassas Regional Airport. The flight school is also offered at the Leesburg Executive Airport, the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport, and the Stafford Regional Airport.

With Examining Authority, Aviation Adventures can provide graduates with Pilot Certificates at the end of the course, according to a release.

It eliminates the need for flight school students to take a checkride with an FAA examiner, which takes time and can be expensive.

“The entire staff of Aviation Adventures is exceptionally proud to have this level of confidence bestowed upon us by the FAA,” Aviation Adventures Owner and Chief Flight Instructor Bob Hepp said in a release. “We are very pleased to offer our students the ability to attain their pilot certificates without the expense and anxiety of an FAA checkride.”

The FAA offers Examining Authority to flight schools that have at least a 90 percent first-time pass rate. The first-time pass rate for Aviation Adventures exceeds 95 percent.

Seven flight schools nationwide have been awarded with Examining Authority.

“As one of the seven independent flight schools in the country with Examining Authority, Mr. Hepp has done an outstanding job building a premier flight school,” Airport Director Juan Rivera said in a release.  “This designation by the FAA is a testimony of Aviation Adventure’s value to the aviation community and to the Manassas Regional Airport.”