New Instrument Pilot: Clarence Binninger

Congratulations Clarence Binninger, Alameda Aero Club’s newest instrument rated pilot! Clarence dragged his instructor out of bed at 6am today and together they flew to Lincoln airport where Clarence impressed his examiner with some very nice instrument flying! If you see Clarence around the club give him a pat on the back! Now go punch some holes in the clouds!

CFI Derek Goheen

Justin Darby First Solo

On the gloomy afternoon of May 24th, after a couple of practice touch & go’s with his instructor at OAK, Justin was ready for some weight loss and went at it alone in 6605D. As he taxied out traffic at the airport suddenly tripled, but Justin executed four flawless landing on 28L.

Congratulations!

Zsolt Katona CFI

New Private Pilot: Charles Almy

Congratulations Charles Almy, Alameda Aero Club’s newest Private Pilot! Charles took DPE John Ewing for a ride in 05D today and managed to impress him with some maneuvers and pattern work at a seriously windy Rio Vista airport. If you see Charles around the airport give him a pat on the back (tall guy, big beard, you can’t miss him)! Nice job Charles!

CFI Derek Goheen and Jake Rosenbaum

 

New Instrument Pilot: Maggie Borth

Congratulations to Maggie Borth on a successful Instrument checkride up at Columbia with DPE Ken Cobb! Special thanks also to Andrew Kilroy for doing a late night GPS update so the airplane was legal for the checkride. Also special thanks to Matthew Evjen for a quick cylinder swap on Tuesday so that both Maggie and James Burgess could get’er done! Two days, two successful checkrides.

Drew Kemp CFII