New Instrument Pilot: Chris LeBailly

Congratulations to Christopher LeBailly, our newest instrument pilot!!! Chris took some time off from work this fall to fly, study, and complete his instrument rating. Chris dazzled DPE Richard Conte this afternoon by answering all his questions and then flying 739UL from Sacramento McClellan Airport to numerous airports hither and yon without ever looking outside, and then landing safely.  He is now “cleared for IFR departure”.  

Chris was then finally able to discharge his CFI passenger back in Oakland, as said CFI is no longer required.     

Job well done Chris!!!   Next up??? Maybe a  complex endorsement in 747JS??.     

Tim Greer, CFII

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New CFI: Clarence Binninger

Congratulations Clarence Binninger Alameda Aero Club’s newest CFI!!! It was just a little over two years ago that long time private pilot Clarence decided to take a break from his backwoods tailwheel flying and settle down into training for his instrument rating. Fast forward to today and Clarence has snatched the stone from his instructors hand and is ready to share his passion for flying with his very own students, Congratulations Clarence!

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Christmas Party on Dec 7!

Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec 7, 6 – 9 pm. Pilots, friends and family are invited to join us for some Christmas cheer and hangar talk! Please bring an appetizer and beverage!

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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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