for June, 2009
2009 Q2 NewsJun 30 2009
Congratulations to Bill Furniss who successfully passed his Private Pilot checkride after training with Tristan and Blake. Well done!
The Reid-Hillview Airport Association has organized an Airport Community Day, on Saturday June 27th. Come along, bring friends, tell your neighbors, and help make it a success!
We have a new instrument pilot! Congratulations to Mark Modaffara who earned his instrument rating in N61637 after flight training with Dick Chang. Well done both.
Another first solo flight! Pavol Jurkovsky soloed Citabria 9091L watched anxiously by CFI Sergey Sinyachkin. Well done Pavol.
Citabria 11681 is coming! You may have seen a pretty yellow Citabria around. After a ground up restoration, N11681 has flown again. She is a 1973 Citabria 7KCAB and will come on line soon. Meanwhile here are some pics:
Congratulations to Bonnie Ritchey on becoming the proud owner of a Pitts biplane. Pictures coming!
Welcome to Kyle Cooper and Patrick Balagot who are joining us as flight instructors!
Congratulations to Gunther Hagleitner who placed first and won Gold in Primary in his very first aerobatic competition at Paso Robles. Well done also to Michael Hsing and Rimas Viselga for their good placing in the Sportsman category. Click here for details.
Welcome home to AeroDynamic CFI Mark Guerrero who successfully ferried a Piper J-3 Cub from Ohio to California.
A warm welcome to Armin Zellner and Lucy Irwin who got their high elevation checkout with Zdravko and then flew all over the Southwest.
A new fledgling left the nest! Congratulations to Charles Callis who soloed a Sportstar under Jerod’s supervision. Well done to both.
Congratulations to Sergey Sinyachkin who earned his Multi-Engine CFI rating. Now he can train you not just for your single engine license, tailwheel or aerobatics, he can also get you your multi engine rating. Well done Sergey.
POSTPONED – will be rescheduled for late July. Trike day is coming! On June 6 at 10am we are staging a Trike Day. What is a Trike you may ask? See Sportpilot.org. Some might say it is a cross between a motorcycle and a hang glider, it is a new category of Light Sport Aircraft and you can earn a Sport Pilot and a Private Pilot license in one. Come listen to experienced CFI Pete Marsh. Take a flight afterwards! Check out Pete’s Web site.
A hearty ‘Bienvenido’ to Enrique Guallert Furio who came all the way from Spain to check out in the Arrow and do some flying. Thanks for coming Enrique, have a good journey home and we hope to see you next year.
We have a second SportStar on line! N712MF is similar to N917LA and hopefully will alleviate the congestion that ocasionally inconvenienced our pilots.
Double congratulations go to our instructor Tristan Duplan. Not only has he earned his ATP, he also soloed a glider. Well done Tristan!
Congratulations to Paul Cianci who successfully completed his private pilot checkride and earned his Private Pilot Certificate. Well done to Paul and his instructor Erik Schmidt.
Another fledgling! Harrison Caudill soloed Citabria 5032G under Grainne’s watchful gaze. Student and instructor are both fine. Well done Harrison.
Bob Scarbrough escaped the nest! Well done to Bob and his instructor Jerod on Bob’s first solo.
A new CFI! Congratulations to Jenny Koenig for passing her CFI checkride.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go to our most senior CFI Dave Gray. Dave broke his wrist and is happy for you to add your comment to his plaster cast.
Congratulations to Simon Stuart for earning his instrument rating. Well done Simon!
Another licensed pilot takes to the skies! Zoltan Gode has successfully earned his Sport Pilot license with examiner Lou Fields. Congratulations to Zoltan and his instructors Daniel and Jerod.
Welcome back to Tristan Duplan, who is back to teaching after his bicycle accident. We are glad to have him back with all his fingers attached.
Congratulations to Paul Cianci for passing his private pilot knowledge test with a score of 92 percent.
Well done to Charles Callis for passing his private pilot knowledge test.
Anyone need a banner towed for their party, wedding, or other occasion? Try Aerial Services. Our own Daniel Most has qualified for single pilot banner-tow operations. Well done Daniel!
Cessna 150 Aerobat on line! We now have N6029J on line. She is a Cessna 150 Aerobat just like Amelia used to fly, even painted a similar scheme. The rate is $99 list by tach time, which is at least 10% less than Hobbs time, so the actual cost is less than $90, and another 10% discount is possible through paying through our block arrangement for a cost of around $80 per hour!
Alon Kfir earned his private pilot certificate with examiner Sharry Diamond after flight raining with Rimas. Congratulations to Alon and Rimas!
Our farewells and godspeed to Guillermo Sanchez-Checa who earned his tailwheel endorsement and logged over 70 hours of tailwheel time. Guillermo is off back to Spain to fly taildraggers for a banner towing outfit.
Congratulations to Sergey Sinyachkin for earning his CFII (Instrument Instructor) after being coached by Zdravko. Well done Sergey!
Well done to Zoltan Gode for passing his Sport Pilot knowledge test.
I am pleased to announce that our office has been secured from alien mind probes by liberal application of silver foil everywhere. This experiment will run through today April 1, 2009, and if successful we may also protect our airplanes in the same way 🙂