photo | Blaine Ohigashi
UCLA alumna Shana Gutovich used her time off after graduation to soar – literally
by Isaac Arjonilla, Yanting Li
Shana Gutovich contacted ground control and requested authorization for takeoff.
She checked the oil temperature and ensured that all systems were working. “Runway 21, bravo,” ground control responded.
The clearance had been granted and Gutovich increased the throttle of the Piper Sport Cruiser.
The small two-seater airplane took off into the sky and, within minutes, was traveling over the Santa Monica landscape.