for July, 2020
Solo Date: July 16, 2020
Aircraft: Cessna N98485
Instructor: Zibin He
Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV)
WC started his training in San Diego, but a new job brought him to the Bay Area. Under the tutelage of his Instructor Zibin, he flew his first solo flight in the blue skies around San Jose in a Cessna 172P. Congrats to both on all the hard work!
Date: July 11, 2020
Certification: Commercial Multi-engine
Instructor: Jen Watson
Aircraft: Twin Comanche N40DA
Congrats to our newest Commercial AMEL pilot, Claudio! He’s already hard at work on his multi-engine instructor (MEI) rating and is buying his first twin-engine airplane, a Beechcraft Baron, which he plans to fly around the continent with his family.
Date: July 2, 2020
Certification: Instrument Rating
Instructors: Sara Stumpf, Dick Chang & David Waksberg
Aircraft: Cessna N98485
“The instrument rating has been my goal for several years to be a safer and better pilot. I was lucky to complete most of my flight training with David Waksberg, checkride preparation with Sara Stumpf and Dick Chang, and orals prep with Ray Owens. After postponing my checkride twice due to COVID, I was very happy to get it done on 7/2 with DPE Scott Rohlfing. Looking ahead, I’m excited to continue the journey at Aerodynamic with a commercial certificate.” ~ Stefan
Date: June 6, 2020
Certification: Private Pilot
Instructor: Cheryl Mitrus
Aircraft: Cessna N12234
“In early June, on a Saturday morning I flew off to Paso Robles for my checkride with Eric Cook. After 10 months of preparation, I couldn’t wait! The checkride was intense, but really good in terms of checking my knowledge and my skills against real-world scenarios, emphasizing safety and encouraging continued learning. I came back to Reid-Hillview late that day, tired, but absolutely thrilled about all of the new opportunities ahead!
I wouldn’t have passed without my awesome instructor, Cheryl Mitrus, who’s patience and excellent instruction was key. Thanks also go to Marc Young, who taught me how to consistently fly the formal landing approach and wouldn’t let me just do my own thing. To Jason Brown, whose expertise and practical application of the knowledge made the FAR rules logical and much easier to understand. And also to David Waksberg, who started me off with the very first lessons. Lastly, the staff at Aerodynamic Aviation has been exceptional all-around, and I’m so happy to be able to train here!
I’ve also taken to heart what Eric Cook said about the Private Pilot Certificate: it is a license to learn. I’m planning to continue training with Aerodynamic Aviation, starting with the Complex Endorsement, so that I can continue to explore the amazing world of aviation.” ~ Lukasz