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November 6, 2012
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Sky's the limit for new flight instructor

Bridgeport resident Patrick Padilla can sum up his love of flying in one word - freedom.

"That whole three-dimensional feeling of going not only left and right, but up and down," he said. "To me, worries seem to disappear when you take off."

The 34-year-old is the newest flight instructor at Flying Start Aero at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. He had been a student at the flight school ever since deciding to get back in the air in 2008.

"I started flying when I was 22, and then, like everyone else, I quit halfway through," he said. "About four years ago, …

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