I’d like to announce that the club’s own Joseph Unruh has passed his private pilot ASEL checkride at KTCY with Vince Nastro. This was no small accomplishment for Joseph in a post-burning man aircraft switch from 734BN -> 937UL with just a few days of practice to prepare.
I – as his instructor – will be happy to not be doing more endorsments for Joseph Elfstrom Collins-Unruh – his full and proper name – that will be on his certificate – if there is room.
Give Joseph a pat on the back if you see him around the club.
Paul Bemowski, CFI
Congratulations to Ryan Mapes, instrument pilot! Ryan prevailed, despite 12H going down unexpectedly for maintenance yesterday. We got a practice session in with another aircraft yesterday afternoon, and today Ryan proved he has what it takes to be a very creative instrument pilot! Thanks again to DPE Ken Cobb for a very thorough check ride.
Drew Kemp CFII
Congratulations to Charlie Croom, who today demonstrated to DPE Ken Cobb that, in turbulent air, he could safely and proficiently fly the airplane solely by reference to the airplanes’ instruments.
Way to go on PASSING your Instrument ASEL checkride!
Liz Sommers CFII
Fellow Members –
Just a reminder that our next Member Meeting will be held this Sunday, May 22nd (Rain or Shine) at our hangar. As usual, I’ve scheduled a plane (9UL) to be cleaned. Washers please meet me by 10:30. A BBQ, featuring all the hangar talk you could want, will get fired up around noon. I hope to see you there!
Winds finally abated on Sunday, and as it turns out when it is not 20 gusting to 32 out there, Joseph Unruh is able to land an airplane. After a few touch and goes at oakland he was ready to go… sadly we kept having to avoid a cub towing a banner over the Coliseum – which as we all know by now is a harbinger of the dreaded Stadium TFR. So off to Livermore – for a few more touch and goes with 200 pounds of excess baggage.
Joseph did great with 3 touch and goes on 25 right and left over at LVK without those 200 pounds of hot air. On the third one his instructor got a bit worried – as the tower extended his downwind to just shy of the Altamont pass.
If you see him around the club, he deserves a pat on the back. Here’s a quick shot of Joseph after all the excitement.