What is better than one new private pilot today...two new private pilots!!
Congratulations to Josh Bunker on earning his Private Pilot License today!! Josh has thousands of hours serving our Country flying Chinooks and wanted to give fixed wing a try. Now he is determined to achieve his airplane CFI/II! He was coached by Deb and Stephen on how to make the transition from large rotorcraft to small single engine aircraft. Quickly learned you can't hover in a C172 :) We are so excited for Josh and his success and look forward to congratulating him when he quickly earns his next rating.
Awesome job Josh!!
Congratulations to Owen (Gino) Galassini for passing his Private Pilot Checkride this morning!! Owen has been working on and off with Bob Bennett the last couple of years as he juggled full time work and full time UNR. But, he never gave up and stayed committed to this goal. "Decide, commit, succeed." Awesome job Owen!
Congratulations to Roger Peralta for flying his first solo flight this morning in N37JA, Runway 26 at Stead (KRTS)!! Flying solo for the first time is a fantastic achievement and Roger should feel extremely proud. Pictured below is Roger with his Instructor Emmett who is so pleased with the progress Roger is making!! We are so excited to watch him as he continues down the path to his Private Pilot! Congratulations again Roger!
Congratulations to Ryan McMaster who passed his Commercial checkride this morning. We would also like to thank his Flight Instructors, Emmett and Dane for coaching Ryan to this success. It has been exciting to watch him as he has progressed from Private Pilot and now onto CFI. Fantastic Job Ryan!
Congratulations to Kyle Beach!! Northern Nevada's newest Private Pilot. Kyle started flying when he was 12 in Oregon and has been working hard and dreaming of this day since. "One day reality will be better than your dreams." Today is that day Kyle!!
Congratulations to Caitlin Burke who soloed today!! She flew her most memorable flight at KRTS on runway 08. Caitlin has been working with Stephen Weaver and Matt Stubblefield. Caitlin is a full-time engineer and can only fly on the weekends. She is so determined and works hard! The perfect example of the harder you work for something the greater you will feel when you achieve it! Caitlin truly worked hard for this! We are so happy for you Caitlin!!
Congratulations to Branden Hinen who soloed today in N37JA at KRTS RWY 08!! Branden is so focused and with the help of his instructor, Stephen Weaver, he achieved this huge milestone within the timeframe he had set. Congratulations again Branden!!
All posts are either written by Great Basin Aviation's owners Denny Prins and Jenn Fonda, or shared articles from other aviation sites. Source will be referenced in post.