New Private Pilot: Mike Herbert

I’m happy to announce, Covid-19 be damned, that Mike Herbert has passed his private pilot check ride on June 19, 2020.

During the oral examination Rich Conté quickly concluded Mike simply knows his stuff. After an uneventful departure and climb out Mike was diverted to KEDU. “Coincidentally” the diversion took place right when the GPS in 05D failed. After some pattern work and air work Rich had seen enough and they returned to KMCC. Where, after landing, Mike was awarded his private pilot license.

Congratulations Mike!
(Ronald Put, CFII)

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New Private Pilot: Rogier Carper

On Friday, November 1, 2019, Ronald Put <put.ronald@yahoo.com> wrote:
Rogier Carper had his first flight lesson on May 27, solo-ed on July 17 and passed his check ride on October 30th in N734BN.

After a couple of hours oral examination, a planned flight to KFAT which (unsurprisingly) got diverted to F72 and some t&g and air work shenanigans, Rich Conté decided he had seen enough and deemed Rogier worthy of the sought after private pilot license.

Congratulations Rogier!

Ronal Put CFII

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New Private Pilot: Richard Cziva

Congratulations to Richard Cziva. Her wife gave birth to their beautiful daughter last Monday! Apparently there is no better time to do the final preparations for a checkride. After sleeping 3-4 hours a day, he didn’t really pass the S in IMSAFE, but he did pass his private pilot checkride with Ken Cobbs at O22. It was a relatively cool day at Columbia, the temperature barely exceeded 100 degrees and the density altitude was only a bit above 5000ft. Now time to order a headset for the baby.

Zsolt Katona CFI

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New Private Pilot: Zoltan Olah

On a toaster-oven-hot day at KMCC, after he first made sure all his self manufactured C172 checklists were properly attached to the carefully placed velcro tabs on the brow of the instrument panel on 9UL, Zoltan Olah took Richard Conté (DPE) up for a flight. After the usual air work and pattern shenanigans Richard deemed the performance worthy and issued Zoltan his temporary private pilot license.

Congratulations Zoltan!

Ronald Put, CFII

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New Private Pilot: Ted Waddelow

I’m happy to announce that Ted Waddelow passed his private pilot check ride today.

After a “really good” oral exam performance, Richard Conté (DPE) failed the GPS in 9UL and had them divert to KEDU for pattern and air work shenanigans before returning to KMCC.

Thanks Andrew for keeping the aircraft on the ground the day before this check ride, to make sure the 100 hour inspection requirement would not be an issue.

Congratulations Ted!
Ronald Put, CFII

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