New Private Pilot: Rogier Carper

On Friday, November 1, 2019, Ronald Put <put.ronald@yahoo.com> wrote:
Rogier Carper had his first flight lesson on May 27, solo-ed on July 17 and passed his check ride on October 30th in N734BN.

After a couple of hours oral examination, a planned flight to KFAT which (unsurprisingly) got diverted to F72 and some t&g and air work shenanigans, Rich Conté decided he had seen enough and deemed Rogier worthy of the sought after private pilot license.

Congratulations Rogier!

Ronal Put CFII

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The Trifecta of Solos: Will Betts, Mark Lederer, and Erik Reed

There must have been something lucky in the air, or just plain old good CFI’s and student pilots, because on Friday, October 18th, we have 3! Pilots that soloed in 05D, one right after another!

Congratulations to:

Mark Lederer

Erik Reed

– Terence Wilson, CFII

and Will Betts, who did 4 touch and goes on 28R with a full stop on 33!

– Mike Eggen

Way to go!

Mark Lederer
Erik Reed

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Annual Member Meeting Saturday Oct 12

Our annual membership meeting scheduled this year in a couple of weeks on Saturday, Oct. 12th. Like last year its the Saturday of fleet week. There will be grilling, plane washing and maybe some thrice around if there aren’t any fleet week or baseball related TFRs. There will also be voting on next years board and then the usual prophetic diatribes by our new board.

Last years meeting was a great success with fleet week, the blue angels flying overhead etc and we hope to have that many people this year. Despite it being an official meeting, guests are always welcome to attend.

Like most meetings the plane washing will fire up around 10:30 with the grill getting hot around noon. Bring food or drink if you want. We’ll be cooking out but contributions from our members are always appreciated. Not everyone likes overcooked burgers and cheap beer.

Saturday October 12th!!! Be there!

– Andrew Kilroy
Maintenanenace officer

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First Solo: Mira Tipirneni

On 12/14 one rain storm after the next came rolling tru the bay area. Accompanied by strong shifting winds and a healthy dose of turbulence.
However, after a successful search for decent weather, and a couple of flawless landings at KTCY, Mira Tipirneni decided that she could to without the extra weight of an instructor and flew her first solo, three flawless takeoffs and landings on rwy 12.
It was cold standing alone on the tarmac, and I was happy when Mira decided she had had enough and picked me up again to fly us home.
Please join me in congratulating PIC Mira Tipirneni on this great accomplishment!
Ronald Put (CFI)

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