Saturday, December 8, 2012

Robert Solos 74K

Robert Gray soloed Archer 74K today!

1st Solo . . .

"Non-flyers will never understand the wonderful sensation a new student pilot feels upon achieving lift for the very first time . . . SOLO! At that precise moment when your landing gear breaks free from the crust of this troubled planet, a pilot's soul begins to soar. And when your wings win their battle with gravity and the houses get smaller, it is then that we can proudly state that as members of a most elite family of licensed aviators, we are the luckiest SOBs on the face of the Earth" - Av8rdan, 11 December, 2005

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

1st Solo

Christopher Austin soloed the Decathlon!

Congratulations Chris!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Tailwheel Pilot

Craig Davidson has qualified for a tailwheel endorsement and is now a member of the tailwheel club.

Check out that nice Cessna 120 he's leaning on. The polished prop really sets it off.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Multi-Engine Instructor

Guess who passed the MEI checkride?

Big thanks to Larry and Shane at PEA!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cross Country

Chris Austin completed his first dual cross-country to Blakesburg Antique Airfield Saturday. It was a tricky landing at IA27. Uphill with winds gusting to 27kts. Nice job Chris!

1st Solo!

Alex Ritter soloed the 172 at IKV last Wednesday. I told him "let me out and and go do two or three on your own". I think I counted five. I thought I was going to have to fly up and get him down ;-).

Alex also graduated from Urbandale High School this week.  Not a bad week!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New IFR Pilot

Al Hummel passed his Instrument checkride on Tuesday April 24th.
Congratulations Al!