posts displayed by category
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 Brett Hesterberg on his first solo! He perfectly piloted 990WY on a beautiful day! Congrats also to his instructor, Chief Pilot Jen Delp-Mallet, who once again, has lead a student to a successful solo!
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 !!!
Congrats to our CFII Zach Sacchette who just added a tailwheel endorsement to his list! He’ll be up for grabs for tailwheel training soon enough 🙂
Congratulations to Nick Civetz, who completed his tailwheel endorsement in our Savage Cub N800NA with instructors Jim Grant, Mark Guerrero, and Zdravko Podolski. Great job Nick!
We have a new taildragger pilot!
Congratulations to Jenny Koenig who earned her tailwheel endorsement in Citabria 53893 with Zdravko in the back. Despite gusty winds and crosswinds, on the last flight Jenny did some excellent wheel landings.
Well done Jenny!
Congratulations to Tom Tymn for earning his tailwheel endorsement with Instructor Rich Digrazzi. Tom flew in for his lessons in his beautiful Lancair. Way to go Tom!
On a very windy Saturday afternoon, Ben Ellsworth got a chance to prove he really can tame the taildragger and earned his tailwheel endorsement from Zdravko
Ben is an experienced CFI, teaching at AeroDynamic Aviation Salinas, but he never had a chance to get his tailwheeling badge till now.
Congratulations Ben, next comes the back seat checkout!
Congratulations to Bruce La Fountain who earned his tailwheel endorsement, and also the distinction of the last AeroDynamic endorsement in 2011, with CFI Rich Digrazzi.
Well done Bruce and Happy Taildragging in the New Year!