Meet one of our newest CFIs, Stephen Weaver! Stephen is a full time CFI/CFII, with a passion for teaching and having fun while doing it! An avid lover of the outdoors, when he's not exploring by air he can be found hiking, skiing, and cycling. Stephen enjoys taking students from discovery flights all the way through commercial training, and into their own aviation careers! Stephen's schedule has been loaded into Flight Schedule Pro and is ready to book.
Congratulations to Ryan McMaster on passing his instrument checkride today!! Ryan is diehard aviation and having the best time doing it. Now onto commercial! Great job Ryan! "Life is what you make of it. Make it something you enjoy."
Congratulations to Kinzie McClintick on her solo yesterday at KCXP! Her video clip on Facebook (Great Basin Aviation) is a must see. Truly shows the million emotions that a student pilot feels during their first solo. Great job to Kinzie and her instructor Al Hayes!
Congratulations to Justin Minsch on his solo today on 08 at Stead! Justin flew N752DW and was cheered on by his family and his instructor, Emmett. Congratulations Justin!!
Congratulations to Wayne Archer who earned his Private Pilot's License this morning in N2291C. Wayne holds a special spot in our business as he was our first zero to PPL Great Basin Aviation student. It has been incredible watching him on this journey. Wayne had a crazy schedule and could only fly on the weekends and sometimes only a couple times a month. But he was so dedicated and accomplished his goal in under a year!! Such a success! In life you don't always get what you want, you get what you work for." Great job Wayne!!
Need ground school help or prep for a checkride oral exam? Meet Richard Brong one of our Advanced Ground Instructors. Richard is in Flight Schedule pro and can be booked for all your ground school needs. Here is his bio:
Richard learned to fly in Reno in 2006 and has been active in the local flying community ever since. His FAA certificates include Private, Instrument, Advanced Ground Instructor, and UAS Remote Pilot. Richard attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he eared a Master of Aeronautical Science with a specialization in Educational Technology. His research focused on the safety of Technically Advanced General Aviation aircraft, like many of those found at Great Basin Aviation, and how to effectively use the technology to improve flight safety. Richard has been a secondary-level science teacher in Reno since 2001 and has also served in the Civil Air Patrol for several years. Richard is an educator at heart and enjoys using his background in education and aviation to help students reach their goals to their highest potential. Richard plans to round out his FAA certificates with his CFI in the near future.
Awesome 70th birthday present for a Reno area local! Nathan's wife surprised him with the gift of flight for his big 7-0 and he was able to share it with his son and daughter, and an instructor, of course 😉Great day for a Tahoe scenic discovery flight!
Great Basin Aviation is happy to announce that Lyndon Weaver passed his FAA Instrument Check Ride today! Congratulations to Lyn on achieving this milestone in aviation. He is super motivated and already has his commercial path planned out. "High achievement always takes place in a framework of high expectation."
Shane became a pilot in 1969 and a CFI in 2006. Shane is focused solely on primary training. He enjoys introducing someone to aviation and developing habits that will build a solid foundation for safe flying. Shane also holds a glider rating and experience as a glider tow pilot. When not instructing he enjoys flying his Cessna 172XP to back country strips in Idaho and Utah and to the many small airports in Nevada, Oregon and Montana.
Alex Infantino is our newest Advanced Ground Instructor! He is well on his way to becoming a CFI, and will be supplementing our training programs with ground school. He has a very open schedule so book him today if you feel you need any additional help with your training!
All posts are either written by Great Basin Aviation's owners Denny and Jenn Prins, or shared articles from other aviation sites. Source will be referenced in post.