New Private Pilot: Ted Waddelow

I’m happy to announce that Ted Waddelow passed his private pilot check ride today.

After a “really good” oral exam performance, Richard Conté (DPE) failed the GPS in 9UL and had them divert to KEDU for pattern and air work shenanigans before returning to KMCC.

Thanks Andrew for keeping the aircraft on the ground the day before this check ride, to make sure the 100 hour inspection requirement would not be an issue.

Congratulations Ted!
Ronald Put, CFII

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New Private Pilot: Benj Bellon

I’m happy to announce that Benj Bellon passed his private pilot check ride on Wed, June 12!

Benj went in with a 98% score on his written and, as expected with such a high written exam score, the oral portion was super fast.
After less than 1.5 hours flying time, Rich Conte (DPE) deemed Benj “a very good pilot”.

Congratulations Benj!
Ronald Put, CFII

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New Instrument Pilot: Roland Koch

Roland Koch passed his instrument checkride with Richard Conte based in McClellan on Tuesday, June 11.

“What do you mean you never flew a DME arc?” “Let me make one up for you now”…

First unusual attitude was …. straight and level 🙂

RNAV 33 into Lincoln, followed by ILS 15 … “Unable, ILS out of service” “It wasn’t NOTAMed…”

Oh well, switch to localizer 16, partial panel, or rather no panel, since the stickies kept falling off, so the examiner used his hands instead…. followed by one ILS 16 into KMCC, and there we are, newly instrumented pilot! Congrats!

Christian Goetze, CFII

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New Private Pilot: Xin (Frank) Qi

I’m happy to announce that Frank passed his private pilot check ride with flying colors on Thursday, June 6.

Frank went in with 93% score on his written, the oral took one hour and the actual flying part took little over an hour (1.1 tach).

Rich Conte (DPE) deemed the event: “one of the top 2 check rides I’ve done in the past couple of years.”

Congratulations Frank!
Ronald Put, CFII

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