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After years of tireless dedication, not just to aviation but to the many students he’s taught over the years, Larry Reed finally has the classroom of his dreams. We are honored to have such an accomplished ground instructor. Thanks for all your hard work, Larry.
A bit about the man…
Larry is a CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, and has a BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle. Wow! Larry had his first airplane ride at six, and he has loved airplanes and flying since including building and flying model airplanes, being an aircrew man in the US Navy, flying in radar-equipped Super Constellations (EC121K) and P3A Orion antisubmarine aircraft.
In parallel with Larry’s 50 year career in Electronics and Aerospace he obtained his Pilot and Instructor certificates and ratings beginning in 1964 as a student pilot, at the Navy Memphis flying club, soloed at Reid Hillview Airport in 1966, became a Certified Flight Instructor in 1977, also at Reid Hillview. Larry learned aerobatics in 1978, taught in taildraggers and tricycle-geared airplanes at AeroDynamic Aviation (formerly Amelia Reid Aviation) and other flight schools since 1977. Larry began teaching ground school to his flight students in his garage thirty-five years ago. Twenty five years ago, he started a ground school for EAA Chapter 62 and has been teaching the Private Pilot Ground School almost continuously, to the present. He has been teaching at Amelia Reid/AeroDynamic Aviation for about twelve years. Larry teaches quality aviation classes that prepare students to safely pilot an airplane, and to pass the knowledge exam. He has taught hundreds of students in the past thirty five years.
Date: May 24, 2016
Instructor: Jason Brown
Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV)
Certification: Sport Pilot License
Duncan Clark successfully completed his Sport Pilot checkride! We love making new pilots 🙂 Duncan started his checkride with examiner Jim Henson at 8 am in Sacramento, arriving back at Reid hillview at 4 pm. Duncan has been trained by instructor Jason primarily in SportStar 712MF.
Way to kick butt, Duncan!
Kela comes to us from Hawaii to finish his Sport Pilot License. He owns his own company that flies UAVs.
Solo date: February 15, 2016
Aircraft: SportStar N712MF
Instructor: Tom Morley
We are proud to announce four passed checkrides in the last 24 hours!
We had 2 Private Pilot checkrides and a Sport pilot checkride today. Congratulations to Derek Eukel, Marton Kun-Szabo, and Carlo Chung! Congrats again to Matt Bragen on passing his CFI checkride.
Thank you to all of the AeroDynamic Aviation instructors and the DPEs who made this all happen!
Job well done for Derek Eukel who soloed in N712MF on a breezy, sunny afternoon! And Congrats to Sport CFI Daniel Most!
Congratulations to Mike Krueger who just passed his Sport Pilot checkride!! Another successful student from instructor Daniel Most! Congrats to you both 🙂
Mike Krueger is all smiles after passing his checkride. His lovely wife will be his passenger he says!
Take an introductory flight on any of our airplanes, typically lasting from one hour to however long you would like. You will get a guided tour of the airplane and its controls before taking off for a short flight around the airport or further afield. You will have the opportunity to fly the airplane yourself, under the watchful eye of one of our experienced flight instructors. We also offer introductory aerobatic flights.
AeroDynamic Aviation also offers ongoing flight training for higher level ratings: Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine Rating, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, tailwheel and aerobatic flight training. We also perform flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks, mountain flight training, FAA Wings program training, whether in our airplanes or yours. Please contact us for details.
See a full list of courses on our Flight Training page!
Need to polish up your knowledge? Intensive checkride and test prep ground school coming up April 26/27Apr 12 2014 Need to polish up your knowledge before your checkride or knowledge test? Nervous about the oral test? Just want to learn more?
Keep the last weekend in April free, we have just the deal for you!
Coby Sena and Jen Delp-Mallet will be offering an intensive checkride / test preparation ground school on the weekend of April 26th and 27th, at Reid Hillview.
Two full days of amazing instruction. Coby is also the local Civil Air Patrol check pilot (and former Squadron Commander), and Jen is a former airline pilot, rated in several jets and turboprops.
If they cannot get you ready for your tests, noone can, so come and sign up now!
Only $249 for the two days (9-5) and AeroDynamic will give you a $50 credit on your flying account when you pass your knowledge test (or if you already did that, when you pass your flight test)
Call the office on 408-320-9614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
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Gleim Pilot community,
As you may know, some of the figures on the FAA Knowledge Tests have been used without revision for decades and therefore look outdated. Fortunately for future students, the FAA is in the process of updating these figures. Gleim applauds this refinement, and we want to disseminate what we know about the FAA’s progress so that you and your colleagues can be more effective in preparing and passing the FAA Pilot Knowledge Tests.
The FAA originally planned to release and begin testing with improved color figures for most of the Knowledge Tests on February 10, 2014. However, the FAA announced last week that only 2 new FAA Computer Testing Supplements are going to be effective on Monday, February 10th: (1) Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, and Private Pilot, and (2) Addendum A Computer Testing Supplement for Instrument.
How have the figures changed?
The FAA made every effort to keep the figures largely the same, with changes only for readability/enhanced aesthetics. Unfortunately, the Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, and Private Pilot Computer Testing Supplement was not easy for the FAA to update into color. For example, some figures are excerpts from Sectional Charts showing geographical areas with new landmarks. In some cases, airports have been renamed or even closed. Moreover, some Airport Facility Directory pages have changed due to alterations at the respective airports over the years, such as lengthened runways or additional taxiways. In addition to these aesthetic changes, all of the Sport Pilot figure numbers have changed because Sport Pilot now shares the same Computer Testing Supplement with Private.
What does this mean?
Some of the figure changes mandated edits to the associated questions so accuracy and viability could be maintained. However, if we look at the big picture of how those changes will affect students, the impact is minimal. For example, the symbols for airports and Class C airspace are the same. Frequencies may have changed, but their placement on a sectional chart has not changed. In one instance, Dallas Red Bird airport has become Dallas Executive airport. In this case, a student confident in his/her ability to read a Sectional Chart would simply note that the airport is now referred to as “Dallas Executive” instead of “Dallas Red Bird.” In this manner, almost all of the changes are not the kind that will trip up a Gleim student who has studied according to our plan.
What does Addendum A mean for Instrument?
Addendum A for Instrument consists of 105 new figures (Figures 155 – 253). Five of the figures are similar (for example, they may have the same approach or airport facility directory) to the current Instrument Computer Testing Supplement. There are no FAA-released questions associated with these 105 new figures. So, an Instrument student may encounter a question associated with the new figures, but the question will not test a new topic. Rather, a new question of this kind could be considered a parallel question to a current question in the Gleim materials. In other words, if a student understands how to answer a glide slope question for ILS RWY 12L at Des Moines INTL (DSM) (Figure 118), then (s)he should be able to answer a similar glide slope question for ILS or LOC RWY 36 OSHKOSH/WITTMAN RGNL (OSH) (Figure 252).
Is Gleim providing an update to its courses and books?
YES! Our online courses (OGS and Test Prep Online) will be updated by mid-February, and PDF updates for our books are already available at http://www.gleim.com/updates.
Where can I find the new FAA Computer Testing Supplements?
Following are clickable links for each new Computer Testing Supplement that will be testable beginning February 10.
Title: Instrument Rating Addendum A
Total Pages: 107
File Size: 21.04MB
Title: Sport, Recreational, and Private Pilot
Total Pages: 118
File Size: 35.44MB
Gleim Publications, Inc
March 8th is the International Women’s Day, and so it seems appropriate to remember a woman in aviation. There are many well known female pilots, starting with Harriet Quimby who was the very first woman in the US to receive a pilot license. Today, we commemorate the first Croatian female pilot, born this month a hundred years ago.
Katarina Matanović was born in March 1913 in what was then the Croatian province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. When she saw an advert about a pilot school opening in Zagreb in 1935, that was it for her. She enrolled and received her pilot certificate the next year, becoming the first Croatian (and Yugoslav) female pilot.
Not satisfied with simple flying, she also became the first Yugoslav woman to sky-dive, and an acomplished sky-diver. She performed as a pilot and as a sky-diver and became a well-known attraction at airshows around the country.
At the outbreak of the Second World War she became a Liutenant in the Croatian Air Force flying the Avia FL-3 liaison airplane. During the war, in 1944 she lost her husband, also a pilot, shot down by the Allies, and a few days later she herself was injured in the British bombing of Zagreb.
After the Second World War, the Communist authorities in Yugoslavia were not greatly keen on her since she fought on the losing side, and she slipped into obscurity. However when Croatia became independent again, she was remembered, awarded a service medal, became an honorary member of the Zagreb Aeroklub and finally given the recognition she deserved for her achievements in such a male-dominated field.
Katarina died in April 2003.
See also Wikipedia article on Katarina Matanović and a more detailed biography (in Croatian)