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

James Burgess First Solo!

Late Monday afternoon James Burgess completed his first four solo landings. Flying the unauthorized-drone-filled OAK airspace, he made two landings on 28R and two on 28L. Congratulations!

Zsolt Katona CFI

Congratulations to Joseph Unruh!!

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.

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