for June, 2012
N53456 is coming!Jun 27 2012
Our latest addition to the fleet is on her way. Father and son team, Mark and Mike Nelson are flying it from Florida. As I type this they are in Carlsbad, NM, and by tomorrow they ought to be here. Check out their flight track here.
‘456 is a 1981 Cessna 172P. She has a Garmin 430W IFR approach approved GPS/NAV/COM, plus a Garmin 327 digital solid state transponder and a PS Engineering intercom.
She is scheduled to start work at Salinas this weekend. Until you can fly her, here are some pictures.
Going Solo: Mike BourneJun 27 2012
Another AeroDynamic Fledgling leaves the nest! Congratulations to Mike Bourne who soloed Cessna 54102 under the watchful eyes of CFI Jen Delp-Mallett.
Well done Mike and Jen.
Going Solo: Ahrash AleshiJun 23 2012
Congratulations to Ahrash Aleshi who soloed Citabria N1806G! Well done Ahrash and CFI Erik Schmidt!
Going Solo: Matthew MainJun 20 2012
Congratulations to Matthew Main who soloed Cessna N98485! Way to go Matt and CFI Dick Chang!!
VIP TFR Monterey / Carmel, June 19th and 20th – only a 3 mile one this timeJun 18 2012
ATTENTION ALL PILOTS
VIP TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION (TFR)
June 19 & 20, 2012
You are encouraged to check with the Lockheed Martin Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) or the FAA website at http://tfr.faa.gov for NOTAM information relating to CFR 91-141 TFR’s.
There have been significant changes to restrictions placed in effect during designated time periods for VIP activities. These can include restrictions placed up to 3 nautical miles and up to 3 thousand feet AGL in proximity of the VIP. Please ensure that you become very familiar with NOTAM’s in effect for VIP Movements. Do not hesitate to ask the AFSS specialist for clarification.
Additionally, familiarization with intercept procedures is strongly encouraged.
Unauthorized flight activities within CFR 91-141 TFR’s may result in intervention by military aircraft and possible suspension or revocation of flight privileges.
Contact the Lockheed Martin Automated Flight Service Station
@ 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) generally no sooner than 24 hours in advance for actual TFR information or you may choose to periodically check the FAA website above.
Going Solo: Paul HuckabyJun 17 2012
A new fledgling flies the coop in a Citabria! Congratulations to Paul Huckaby who flew his first solo under CFI Erik Schmidt’s anxious supervision. Paul and Citabria 9091L made three safe takeoffs and landings.
Well done Paul and CFI Erik Schmidt.
New Private Pilot: William LoJun 11 2012
Another new pilot certificate earned! Congratulations to William Lo who aced his Private Pilot checkride today with Examiner Sherry Diamond in Citabria 1806G.
Well done to William and his CFI Jim Grant.
Going Solo: Andrew SnyderJun 04 2012
Congratulations to Andrew Snyder who proved his private pilot training is going well by soloing N61672! Well done to both him and his CFI Godfrey Watson!
Goodbye Gargi Shah!Jun 04 2012
Gargi came to us all the way from India and started her Sport Pilot training in N712MF. We hope she enjoyed her time here and that we will see her again in the future.
News: Cessna 170 is returning to the lineJun 03 2012
Our Cessna 170, N8245A is back on line. All shiny and pretty after her wing repairs.
She is a 1952 Cessna 170B, with four seats and four place intercom, and a nice new interior. She has long range tanks and her 145hp six cylinder Continental engine can keep her in the air longer than most people’s bladders can last.
Where elase can you fly a piece of aviation history from the golden age or taildraggers? She even featured in the French press!
Fly her, so we can keep her owner happy that he put her on leasback with us.