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Teen pilot Rohan Bhatia gains attention in local mainstream press

May 2007
Teen pilot Rohan Bhatia gains attention in local mainstream press

In his member profile for an airline club, Rohan Bhatia uses a quote from Sir Walter Raleigh as his signature. It reads: "The engine is the heart of an aeroplane, but the pilot is its soul." Judging by a ‘News for Kids' column in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rohan is already making progress in his goal to be that soul who flies planes for a living. Describing Rohan as a teen who is "serious about becoming a professional pilot," the article adds, "When we went to the Gwinnett airport to take his picture, we almost thought he was a real pilot already." He is so keen that, reportedly, his answering machine sounds like an airline ticket reservation center. Rohan, a 10th grader at Centennial High School in Roswell, became an enthusiast when he took his first flying lesson a couple of years ago. Along with other members of the aviation club he founded at school, Rohan goes to Gwinnett County Airport to indulge in his passion. Now that Rohan can fly solo, he has that rare distinction of being an Indian American teen pilot.

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