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PIPPI MAYFIELD/TRIBUNE New Pilot Heather Sorum got interested in aviation last year when she brought her daughter to the Young Eagles program at the Detroit Lakes Airport. Heather enjoyed the experience so much she bought herself a 1977 Grumman Lynx airplane and hopes to have her license by the end of the summer.

Getting her wings to fly

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Last year, Heather Sorum took her daughter to the Young Eagles flight program, hoping to expose her to new interests like aviation. Instead, it was Sorum that took interest and is working to pilot her own plane.


“I got to go on two flights and was smiling ear to ear,” she said Monday evening in her newest home away from home, the Detroit Lakes/Becker County Airport.

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