Monday, October 14, 2013

New Private Pilot

Adin Sehic passed his PPL checkride last Thursday.  Congratulation Adin! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

First Solo

Brian Stockton soloed the DSMFC Archer Monday evening on what had 
to be the hottest night this year; I swear it was a hundred degrees! 

Congratulations Brian . . .


Congratulations to Eric Reese, Des Moines Flying Club's newest Flight Instructor.

Hawkeye Flyers Tailwheel Club - New Member

Congratulations to Tom Drew 

Tom earned his tailwheel endorsement Sunday. 

We did it in my favorite Decathlon . . .

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Pilot

Alex Ritter passed his PPL check-ride today. Alex attends Moody Bible College in Spokane, Washington and finished up his training while he was home for the summer. His goal is to become a missionary pilot. He's heading back to school tomorrow with a Private Pilot certificate in his pocket. 

Congratulations Alex!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Another Solo

John Skinner soloed the Taylorcraft at Osceola (I75) yesterday.  Congratulations John . . .

Monday, July 29, 2013


Jesse Jones soloed the Taylorcraft at Osceola Sunday. And, he did it with the doors off!  Get this, there were six Taylorcraft in the air at I75 last Sunday evening. I'll bet there's not another airport in America that can say that. Congratulations Jesse . . .

Saturday, July 20, 2013

New Member in the Tailwheel Club

Congratulations to Eric Humphrey the newest member of the Hawkeye Flyers tailwheel club.  Eric qualified for his tailwheel endorsement today.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Tyler

It's Tyler's Birthday and Andrea surprised him with an intro ride. What a great girlfriend!

Do you know someone who has a birthday or anniversary? Or someone who has always wanted to learn how to fly. An intro ride makes a great gift. Call me and set something up.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Private Pilot

Congratulations to Robert Gray. Robert passed his Private Pilot checkride Saturday and he did it with some pretty challenging weather conditions. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Tailwheel Pilot

Congratulations to Matt Bednar! Matt has mastered the Citabria and is now qualified in tailwheel aircraft. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

First Solo

Craig Thomes soloed @ DSM tonight. Congratulations Craig . . .

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New IFR Pilot

Stuart Rauh passed his IFR checkride Friday and he did it
with the wind gusting to 30 knots. Stuart's a good stick. 
Our biggest challenge was making sure he had the required 
40 hours before he went to the checkride. Congratulations 
Stuart . . .

Monday, April 29, 2013

First Solo

Adin Sehic soloed the Cherokee 140 today. Congrats Adin!

Monday, April 8, 2013

First Lesson

Teri Jungblut had a fantastic first lesson today. She did a great job and she is still smiling!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dave's First Solo

Dave Lewis soloed the SR22 at OXV today and his landings were perfect! 

Check out the video . . .

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Go Tyler!

A former student contacted me last week with some news.  I've pasted a photo and clip from the email below. 

Anyways, thought I would check in and let you know where I'm at and what I'm doing. I'm commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the USAF down in Pensacola, Florida, in flight school.  We're training on the T6 Texan II.  It's an 1,100hp turbo prop powered aircraft. Here is a picture of my class. I'm the 5th one from the right. 

Hope all is well back home and congratulations on your retirement!

Congratulations Tyler. Give em hell and keep me posted . . . 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

First Lesson

Craig Thomes flew his first lesson today. Congrats to Craig . . .

Monday, March 18, 2013

New IFR Pilot . . .

Belated congratulations to Barb Broderick. Barb pass her IFR check-ride recently and I finally got a picture. Get this, she did it without a GPS or autopilot! The next time I hear you guys complaining about how hard it is I'm going to ask Barb to show you how it's done . . .

Saturday, March 16, 2013

First Flight

Andrew Cleveringa took his first lesson today. Great job Andrew . . .

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fly the Citabria!

Is it time for a flight review?  How about adding a tailwheel endorsement while your at it?

This beautiful aircraft is available for dual instruction.  It makes a perfect birthday or anniversary present and gift certificates are available.  Contact me now and let's take the Citabria for a "SPIN"!

Details available at:

Have you ever wondered where they got the name CItabria?

It's "AIRBATIC" backwards.

Monday, March 4, 2013

New IFR Pilot . . .

Matt Bednar passed his IFR checkride last Saturday.  Congratulations Matt!