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!
Azoulay Martinez passed his instrument check ride yesterday! We are so incredibly proud of him. He has worked so hard for this rating. Awesome job Azoulay!!
On Thursday, November 15th, we will be hosting an open house as part of the Chamber's Wings, Wheels, and Wine event. We want to extend an invitation to all of you and encourage you to come out and chat with instructors, meet other students/renters, and check out all the aircraft. There will also be vehicles on display from Reno Cadillac, a table for Angel Flight, and a few other local businesses. The time for the event is 5:00PM-6:30PM and it will be held in the Atlantic Aviation lobby and immediately outside on the apron.
The Chamber does charge for the event, however, if you get stopped, mention you are with GBA and you will be free to go. Appetizers and wine will be served. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Andy Oroz for his solo flight this morning! Andy soloed at Stead (KRTS) in N670CS with his instructor Ron Paterson looking on. "In life you are either the passenger or the pilot; it's your choice." Today Andy can celebrate that he is in fact the pilot! Congratulations to him again.
Beautiful day for a Discovery Flight in Carson City! Eugene recently tasted flight by jumping out of an airplane at 18,000 feet with his wife for their 18th anniversary. Now, the sky keeps calling, so he took off in N37JA this morning with Lee and loved it! He plans to pursue his PPL for the joy of flying and also to honor his father-in-law who always wanted to be a pilot. We look forward to flying with you Eugene!
Congratulations to Johnny Martinez who soloed today in N670CS! Johnny has been through a lot to get to this point so we are especially excited to share his exciting news! This guy is the epitome of perseverance. He is a great pilot and will be ready for his checkride in no time! Johnny is a student of Bob Bennett.
GBA students are on a roll this week… Three more Private Pilots earned their license this week!! Alex Infantino, a student of Dane Meyerhoff, earned his Private Pilot license yesterday, 10/15, in N752DW! Will Foltz and Alex Rodriguez both passed their checkrides today, 10/16! Will is a student of Bob Bennett and flew N2291C. Alex is a student of Emmett Castellan and flew N752DW. Congratulations to these new pilots! They all have put in a ton of effort to get to this point. “A mile of highway will take you a mile. A mile of runway will take you anywhere.” These guys are definitely going places!
Pictured below in order is Alex Infantino, Will Foltz, and Alex Rodriguez with his instructor Emmett Castellan.
Jenna Scolari passed her checkride!! Congratulations to Jenna and her new freedom to fly and explore the friendly skies! "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."
Great Basin Aviation has expanded to Carson City! We have officially opened our office in Mountain West Aviation on the north side of the airport (off Arrowhead). We have two aircraft available for instruction/rental, N37JA (C172R) and N3034Y (C162). Give us a call to schedule with one of our Carson instructors or for an appointment to stop in and get information. We look forward to flying with you at KCXP!
We are so excited to introduce our new office manager, Maggie Mulhorn!! Maggie comes to us with five years of aviation administration experience. We are so glad to have her as part of the Great Basin Aviation team! Stop by and say hi to Maggie next time you are in Atlantic.