Congratulations Michael Scarito!!

After many delays due to weather, maintenance and other issues, 4 scheduled checkrides and 3 months later, in clear skies today Michael Scarito impressed DPE Vince Nastro in KTCY with his superior skills under the hood and PASSED his instrument checkride in 12H! CFII Joel Klein

Way to go Michael!

Liz Sommers
Chief Pilot

February Membership meeting

Fellow Members –
Happy Groundhog Day (or, as the late, great humorist Lawrence Peter Berra opined, “It’s deja vu all over again”).
As it turns out, I did not see my shadow today, so I think it’s safe to announce that our first Member Meeting of 2017 will be held on Sunday, February 19th. In keeping with tradition, we’ll attempt to wash one (or more) of our aircraft, followed by a BBQ and hangar flying session. I hope to see you there.
{I’m Bill Murray, and I approved this message.}

– Will Golden

October membership meeting and BOD meeting

The October member meeting got off the ground with non thunderous rain! The drops fell and everyone fit well inside the hanger. Votes were made and the existing board was reelected along with new member Michael Scarito. With the ‘thrice around’© cancelled due to rain we had a Q&A session with Liz Sommers our chief pilot and Will Golden, club ne’er-do-well and former ATC stooge. Afterwards the stories flew, merryment was had and pictures were taken.

The next BOD meeting is on Thurs, Oct 20, 7:30 pm at Signature.

A bunch of pilots and two birds

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

4th of July Parade 2016

This year’s 4th of July parade in Alameda was a huge success! Our own Will Golden once again provided the club with the use of his van to act as our parade float. With some well placed banners, a loaner R/C plane and some elbow grease members came together and made her match ready! Included in the festivities are chief pilot Liz Sommers, membership director Will Golden, club treasurer Kath Holcombe, club president Kenneth Levins, club mechanic Mark Baird and club webmaster/local vulgarian Andrew Kilroy. The route was long, the weather was warm and the kids were waving with open arms as we passed out pilot’s wings courtesy of Liz Sommers. Merriment was had by all. The day was finished with a ‘debriefing’ at McGee’s Bar and Grill on Park St.