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


Congratulations to Joseph Unruh!!!

I’d like to announce that the club’s own Joseph Unruh has passed his private pilot ASEL checkride at KTCY with Vince Nastro. This was no small accomplishment for Joseph in a post-burning man aircraft switch from 734BN -> 937UL with just a few days of practice to prepare.

I – as his instructor – will be happy to not be doing more endorsments for Joseph Elfstrom Collins-Unruh – his full and proper name – that will be on his certificate – if there is room.

Give Joseph a pat on the back if you see him around the club.

Fly Safe.
Paul Bemowski, CFI

Congratulations to Harry Sadler!!!

I’d like to be the first to congratulate Harry J Saddler, the club’s newest private pilot. Harry had to do a bit of horse trading when N6605D went down for maint earlier this week – Harry and I appreciate the consideration of the other club members in giving him access to another aircraft, and getting the log books in order on short notice.

Harry likes Gin.


Congratulations to Matthew Gast – New Private Pilot!

Congratulations to Matthew Gast, Alameda Aero Club’s newest private pilot!  Matthew held a seminar yesterday with DPE Steve Benedict up in Santa Rosa, thus earning his newest certificate.  Goes along nicely with the commercial pilot glider and advanced ground instructor certificate he already holds.

– Drew Kemp CFII