for July, 2012
Congratulations to Nick Collison who soloed Citabria N5032G. Well done Nick and his CFI Rimas Viselga!!
Congratulations to Matthew Lai who soloed Citabria N990WY!! Well done to both Matthew and his CFI team of Dave Gray, Erik Schmidt, Sergey Sinyachkin, and Rich Digrazzi!
Preflghted at 0700 to avoid winds/turbulence over the mountains. Oops…Flat tire. Fixed the valve stem and got off the ground at the crack of 1030.
Over the Sierras via Donner Pass in glass smooth air at 12500. I know… wrong altitude… but as high as we could get before descending into Reno Stead field. Winds 15 gusting 28.
Jets at Stead
Tower at Stead
Off Stead at 1330 for Wendover, UT (KENV). Bounced across the desert at 11500 in continuous mountain turbulence. Popcorn Cumulus building up ahead. Landed early at Elko, NV to avoid T-storms near Wendover.
Over Winnemucca, NV
Super nice FBO at Elko gave us $.60 per gallon discount on fuel because we were enroute to KOSH.Dinner at The Star Hotel. If you ever find yourself in Elko, stop here! Great, homey Basque restaurant with amazingly good food.
The Star Bar
Chris at The Star
Plan to depart Elko at 0 dark thirty tomorrow morning enroute to Grand Island, NE. Maybe even further.
The next session of our popular Sport / Private Pilot Ground School starts Wed Aug 1, 2012.
Classes are held Wednesdays at 6:30 – 9.00 pm.
The ground school covers all the information you will need to fly safely and to pass the knowledge test. Some homework, in the form of extra reading is required.
You can join the class at any point, and continue through the next session, or simply drop in for sessions that interest you.
Cost is $220.00 for the complete course ($20 discount for EAA Members). Materials not included. You will need to buy books and materials. They ara available from the Instructor, or in any pilot shop.
If you don’t want the whole course, you can drop in for single sessions, at a cost of $20 per session. Licensed pilots who want a refresher are welcome. You can join the class at any point, and continue through the next session.
Click here for more information, enroll and pay online, or call the office on (408) 320-9614 to enroll, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The schedule may be changed to account for public holidays or changes in the syllabus.
Aircraft Structure, Flight Controls and Principles
Aerodynamic of Flight
Flight manuals, Documents, Weight and Balance
Airspace, Aeromedical factors
Federal Aviation Rules an regulations – FAR Part 61
Federal Aviation Rules an regulations – FAR Part 91
Weather Services, Charts and briefings
Radio Navigation, Aeronatical Decision Making (ADM)
X – Country Flight Planning, review, final review
About the Instructor
Larry Reed, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, BS in Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle
Larry is our popular Sport and Private Pilot Ground School instructor. Larry had his first airplane ride at six and has loved airplanes and flying since. He began flying lessons in 1964 at the Navy Memphis Flying Club, soloed in 1966 at RHV and became a CFI in 1977, also at RHV. He admits to having his taildragger skills improved by Len von Clemm who also taught him aerobatics in 1978. He taught in tail-draggers and tri-cycle geared airplanes at Amelia Reid Aviation and other flight schools since 1977.
Congratulations to Michael Busch who soloed Citabria N9091L. Well done Michael and his CFI Erik Schmidt!
Congratulations to Zinnia Kilkenny who soloed Citabria N1701H. Well done Zinnia and CFI Jim Grant (with a little help from Zdravko and Rimas)!!
Mike Krueger joined the ranks of our Sport Pilot students here at AeroDynamic Aviation. He enjoyed an introductory lesson with CFI Daniel Most in SportStar N712MF.
Congratulations to Jim Crawford who passed his Private Pilot checkride with Examiner Sherry Diamond in Cessna N61637. Well done to Jim and his CFI Rich Digrazzi. Way to go!!