On January 9th, after three successful landings on 28R and a nice compliment from the Tower Controller working his flight, Mauro Poggio achieved one of his lifelong dreams of flying an airplane by himself. Congratulations on your 1st solo, Mauro!
Thur, Dec 3rd was a beautiful late fall afternoon and KOAK tower allowed touch&goes and Daniel Novak decided he could do this flying thing on his own. After dropping his instructor at Signature, three take offs and landings were executed flawlessly and the first “pilot in command” entry was proudly entered in the logbook.
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.
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!
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!