Teen Pilot Sets World Record

By Nancy Gross

Last Thursday Evan Graham, who lives in Ojai and will be a junior at Ojai Valley School in the fall, soared above the rest. He turned 16, accomplished his first five solo flights, and set a world record. “I really didn’t do it to set any world records,” Graham said. “I’d just been waiting my whole life to turn 16,” which is the age when a new pilot may fly without another trained pilot beside him or her. Graham, who has been in airplanes since he was in the womb, and began learning to fly them as soon as he could reach the controls — even

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