New Instructor: Michael Scarito

Congratulations to club member Michael Scarito on passing is CFI and CFII checkrides in July in sunny Florida! Welcome to the slate of excellent instructors serving the Alameda Aero Club!

Liz Sommers, Chief Pilot

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New Instrument Instructor: Benjamin Shockley

After mastering IFR flying including approaches in the sim with 50+ winds, and lots of windshear, Benjamin Shockley aced his CFII checkride this morning in Lincoln on his first try.  CFII Shockley did “really great” according to DPE Ashley Snider – even though they wore facemasks in the heat.  So, congratulations to our newest Certificated Flight Instructor-Instrument!


Clarence Binninger, CFII, with help from Derek Goheen, CFII

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New Private Pilot: Mike Herbert

I’m happy to announce, Covid-19 be damned, that Mike Herbert has passed his private pilot check ride on June 19, 2020.

During the oral examination Rich Conté quickly concluded Mike simply knows his stuff. After an uneventful departure and climb out Mike was diverted to KEDU. “Coincidentally” the diversion took place right when the GPS in 05D failed. After some pattern work and air work Rich had seen enough and they returned to KMCC. Where, after landing, Mike was awarded his private pilot license.

Congratulations Mike!
(Ronald Put, CFII)

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First Solo: Kunal Laroia

No runway construction could stand in the way of Kunal’s goal of getting rid of his instructor. While Oakland was busy with incoming jets, Byron’s severely clear weather proved to be a perfect place for Kunal to make his first four landings without the extra weight and constant blabbering of his instructor.

Congratulations!

Zsolt Katona CFII

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