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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First Solo: Mira Tipirneni

On 12/14 one rain storm after the next came rolling tru the bay area. Accompanied by strong shifting winds and a healthy dose of turbulence.
However, after a successful search for decent weather, and a couple of flawless landings at KTCY, Mira Tipirneni decided that she could to without the extra weight of an instructor and flew her first solo, three flawless takeoffs and landings on rwy 12.
It was cold standing alone on the tarmac, and I was happy when Mira decided she had had enough and picked me up again to fly us home.
Please join me in congratulating PIC Mira Tipirneni on this great accomplishment!
Ronald Put (CFI)

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First Solo: Max Sulimov

Congratulations Max Sulimov on your FIRST solo! Depart 33, 2 touch and goes on 28R and a full stop landing on 33! Way to go Max! Then his son, Mark Sulimov, who soloed last December meets Dad to cut off his shirttail!

Liz Sommers CFII

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First Solo: Matthew Fox

Congratulations Matthew Fox on your initial solo this morning at Tracy. It was a proud moment to jump out of the airplane and watch you fly the pattern. The hard work is paying off.

Terence Wilson CFI

 

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Cyril Pinkham First Solo

Sunday August 5th started out as usual at OAK. Low clouds not wanting to clear long after they were forecasted to disappear. But finally all clouds were gone and Cyril was able to hop into the 05D to warm up for solo. After a couple of landings with his instructor, he executed four perfect landings on 28R just before our beloved stadium TFR went into effect.

Congratulations!

Zsolt Katona CFI

 

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