Jake flew up to Calaveras Co. airport on Monday Jan 22 in IMC all the way and successfully completed his CFII check ride with DPE Rob Davids. After an Obstacle Departure, a DME Arc around Linden VOR, some Maneuvers like steep turns, and the GPS 31 approach he is a proud instrument instructor on his first try! Congratulations Jake!
Drew Kemp CFII
Congratulations to Ryan Mapes, instrument pilot! Ryan prevailed, despite 12H going down unexpectedly for maintenance yesterday. We got a practice session in with another aircraft yesterday afternoon, and today Ryan proved he has what it takes to be a very creative instrument pilot! Thanks again to DPE Ken Cobb for a very thorough check ride.
Drew Kemp CFII
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.
Congratulations to Andy Goessling who soloed on 12/23! Way to go Andy!
– Joel Klein CFII
Victory! Shannon Rubicam is Alameda Aero Club’s newest Instrument Pilot! To quote DPE Rob Davids, “Shannon was an instrument flying machine!” Today was the the culmination of almost a year’s hard work on Shannon’s part. There is a Gold Star in the Book of Tenacity by her name. I am so proud of her!
~ Drew Kemp CFII
Congratulations to Ken Levins who PASSED his Commercial checkride on Wed, March 4 with DPE Rob Davids.
Way to go Ken!