A local man is encouraging interested future pilots to pursue their goals in flight school, and he hopes to eventually make it possible right here in St. Joseph. 

Lute Atieh didn't rush to get his pilot's license. His journey started in 2006 while in college. While not immediately accumulating the flight hours needed for his license, he kept going little by little.

Mark Zinn can be reached at mark.zinn@knpn.com. Follow him on Twitter: @KNPNZinn.

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