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Date: November 27, 2016
Instructor: Anton Salameh
Certification: Instrument Rating
After studying with his father, an airline pilot and flight instructor, JP polished off his instrument skills with our Monterey instructor, Anton, who is also an airline pilot. According to the examiner, JP nailed his checkride on the first try. Way to go, JP! He plans to continue on to multi-engine so he can build PIC time in a family friend’s Baron, then add single-engine commercial and multi to his aviation belt. We are happy to help you in your journey.
Examiner: Yuzo Wakita
Aircraft: Cessna N62244
Location: Monterey, CA (KMRY)
Date: Feb 27, 2016
Certification: Instrument Rating, Citabria 7GCAA
Location: Salinas, CA
Jim Shumaker, president of the EAA chapter in Salinas and many more such accomplishments, once trained with Amelia Reid herself. He challenges himself regularly with aerobatics and backcountry flying, but more recently he earned his instrument rating in his own Citabria 7GCAA!
With a panel consisting of 6-pack analog instruments and VOR/DME, Jim mastered the challenges of flying in the clouds with a stick and rudder airplane. Jim trained with Chief Instructor, Jen Delp-Mallet, out of his home airport in Salinas, CA. She couldn’t be more proud of his hard work and dedication to mastering this rating. Congrats!!!
Jen’s Decathlon with Jim’s GCAA
A huge congratulations to Danielle Ray, who became the proud recipient of the Monterey Bay 99s 2015 scholarship! Danielle earned her Private Pilot License with AeroDynamic and quickly moved on to flying taildraggers. She is currently studying for her instrument rating and works in the Monterey office during her spare time. We are so happy for you and wish you many such successes!
Congratulations to Gordon Landale, our newest IFR pilot! A big thank you to Anton Salameh for his instruction with Gordon and Erik Cook, his examiner for conducting his checkride. Gordon will be continuing on next to commercial training.
Thank you to everyone at AeroDynamic Aviation for your instruction, guidance, and support throughout my Instrument training!
A special thank you to Dick Chang, who patiently worked through my altitude deviations, incomplete procedures, and messy DME arcs to get my skills up to standards. Your time and energy throughout all of my training is much appreciated!
Mike Winer began his pilot training with CFI Jen Delp-Mallet in late 2013. After receiving his private pilot license in August 2014, he began working toward his instrument rating in his newly acquired Cesssna 206 turbo with Garmin 1000. Mike passed his checkride first attempt on March 17. We’ve watched you grow into such a capable pilot! Congrats from all of us, Mike.
As an active duty navigator in the US Air Force, Dan felt it was time to add another rating to his PPL. With an accelerated and intensive training schedule with AeroDynamic, Dan successfully passed his instrument checkride with DPE Yuzo Wakita after just 10 days!!! Dan worked very hard with instructors Jen Delp-Mallet, Zdravko Podolski, Zach Sacchette, and Dick Chang …and his success is very well-earned! Congratulations once again, come join us again anytime 🙂
The new LPV (Localizer Precision with Vertical guidance) GPS approach to Rwy 2 just came out which will improve on this a lot – starting on March 7, 2013.
Withe the new LPV approach, minimums have been reduced down to 300′ agl, nearly as good as an ILS.
All GPS equipped planes at AeroDynamic are also WAAS capable and can fly LPV approaches. So there will be no excuses any more for not going to lunch at Props!
Casey will now be heading back to Alaska to work on his Commercial ticket in a C185 with retractable gear (Skis!). He’ll also be flying as a C130 loadmaster with the Alaska ANG. Good job Casey!
We have added a DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) unit to Cessna 968RC (one of our Cesna 172P planes in Salinas).
So what, you may ask. It turns out that a DME allows a huge number of instrument approaches to be flown that cannot be flown with just two NAV radios and ADF. For example Monterey LOC/DME 28L which is the most commonly used approach into Monterey. Other approaches can be flown more accurately with a DME and sometimes to lower minima. Yet unlike most GPS navigators, a DME is simple to configure and simple to use.