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Congrats to Robert Hilton who recently earned his tailwheel endorsement!
He’s having a lot of fun making holes in the sky with N990Wy!
We are proud to announce Armin Monajemi has passed his Instrument checkride! Armin has been working diligently for the last month perfecting his approaches and instrument knowledge. We would like to thank CFII Dick Chang who put in many hours of instruction to get Armin up to standards and ready for the checkride. Great job gentleman!
Congratulations to our newest private pilot Serena Whelchel! After working hard with CFI Carol Tevebaugh for less than a year, she earned her license with DPE Linda Monahan.
Job well done for Derek Eukel who soloed in N712MF on a breezy, sunny afternoon! And Congrats to Sport CFI Daniel Most!
Congratulations to John Wilson for passing his private pilot check ride with DPE Scott Rohlfing! All of his hard work and studying with CFI Blake Hannigan really paid off!
Well done John!
We recently had the pleasure of hosting a Parisian Pilot with a thirst for taildraggers. Olivier Barloy visited from Paris to try out the art of taildragging.
He flew every member of our Champion family with several of our instructors. Citabrias with Grainne, Kendall, Mark and Jim, the Decathlon for some spins, loops and rolls with Jim, and at the end the classic 1946 Aeronca Champ with Zdravko.
A perfect final flight for a week of taildragger adventures. Olivier more than earned his tailwheel endorsement!
Congratulations to Artur Pilipenko for passing his Private Pilot checkride today with DPE Scott Rohlfing! Thanks to all the flight instructors that helped make this possible .. Patrick C., Mark G., Jennifer D., Zdravko P. and more! Another tailwheel pilot is amongst us and we couldn’t be more ecstatic, best of luck and happy landings Artur !!!
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.
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.
It does not happen very often, so when he choses to talk it is worth listening. The legendary pilot and the first man to break the sound barrier is giving a talk in nearby Sacramento, and you can fly in to hear him!
When: Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:30 PM
Where: right on McClellan field (MCC)
Aerospace Museum of California
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA 95652
General Yeager will share some of his experiences and how the lessons learned apply to flight safety. Note: This event has a modest cost that includes admission to the museum. Please access the Aerospace Museum of California website http://www.aerospaceca.org for admission cost and other information. To assure seat availability and Wings credit register online at faasafety.gov
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
And wait, there’s more! This seminar also counts as one credit towards the FAA WINGS Safety program.
Book now, reserve a plane and listen to a living legend!