New Private Pilot: Stefan Landau

Finally, some good news to come out of 2020! After impressing DPE Rick Savage with his short field landings in KEDU, Stefan Landau is Alameda Aero Club’s newest Private Pilot. Congratulations, Stefan!!A huge accomplishment and well deserved.

 
Brandon Aaseby, CFII

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New Private Pilot: Max Hergel

So proud of this lad. 17 year old Max Hergel passed the private pilot checkride this afternoon. In the picture left to right, examiner Rich Conte, Max, yours truly. Masks off just for the pic.
Terence Wilson (and Adam Webster) CFIs

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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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