New CFI: Clarence Binninger

Congratulations Clarence Binninger Alameda Aero Club’s newest CFI!!! It was just a little over two years ago that long time private pilot Clarence decided to take a break from his backwoods tailwheel flying and settle down into training for his instrument rating. Fast forward to today and Clarence has snatched the stone from his instructors hand and is ready to share his passion for flying with his very own students, Congratulations Clarence!

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New Commercial Pilot: Lucas Ranieri

I am very excited to announce that Lucas Ranieri is now accepting job offers as Alameda Aero Club’s newest commercial pilot! Lucas made the trip across a very hot Central Valley and into the California foothills for the opportunity to impress DPE Ken Cobb with his fine stick and rudder skills. Congratulations Lucas!

CFI Derek Goheen

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New Instrument Instructor: Tim Greer

Congratulations CFI Tim Greer to adding the “double I” to your instructor certificate and PASSING your CFII checkride with DPE Jeff Heitzberg at DVO on 6/28/19!

Liz Sommers

Chief Pilot

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New Instrument Pilot: Roland Koch

Roland Koch passed his instrument checkride with Richard Conte based in McClellan on Tuesday, June 11.

“What do you mean you never flew a DME arc?” “Let me make one up for you now”…

First unusual attitude was …. straight and level 🙂

RNAV 33 into Lincoln, followed by ILS 15 … “Unable, ILS out of service” “It wasn’t NOTAMed…”

Oh well, switch to localizer 16, partial panel, or rather no panel, since the stickies kept falling off, so the examiner used his hands instead…. followed by one ILS 16 into KMCC, and there we are, newly instrumented pilot! Congrats!

Christian Goetze, CFII

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New Instrument Pilot: Damian Cowell

Congratulations to Alameda Aero Club’s newest Instrument Pilot, Damian Cowell!! This has a project that Damian and I have been working on all summer, and after a delay last week due to the 100 inspection, DPE Ashley Snider was able to get Damian in for his Checkride up at Lincoln today! It was hot and bumpy, but Damian prevailed and is now certified by the FAA to endanger the general public in bad weather as well as good!

CFII Drew Kemp

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