PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
AUSTIN BOWA sits at the controls of a Robinson R 22 helicopter at the Auburn Airport on his 16th birthday after his first solo flight. Bowa is from El Dorado Hills and took lessons at the airport for a year. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
AUSTIN BOWA stands next to the Robinson R 22 helicopter after his first solo Feb. 14. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
AUSTIN BOWA stands with his parents, Shelly, 46, and Jeff, 48, at the Auburn Airport on his 16th birthday after his first solo flight in a helicopter. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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