Congratulations to and incredible student, Will Foltz, on his first solo flight! It only gets more and more fun from here! Thank you for choosing Great Basin Aviation to learn how to fly!
They're back! After about 21 hours of flight time, Dane and Ryan landed in Reno with Great Basin Aviation's new (to us) 172! We are so excited to get this plane flying. Check Flight Schedule Pro for availability.
We are excited to announce an addition to our aircraft fleet! On its way to us from Akron, Ohio, as you read this, is a 1974 180hp converted Cessna 172M, tail number N10446. This aircraft is older, however, its hours are extremely low and its upgrades bring it to the same caliber you would expect in renting an aircraft from Great Basin Aviation.
Here are some of its advanced avionics features:
- Garmin GTN750 - Touch-screen Nav/Com GPS
- GTX 45 ADSB in & out transponder
- GMA 350c - audio panel with Bluetooth
- Flight Stream 510 - ability to transfer ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot flight plans to panel through Bluetooth connection
- AspenPro 100 PFD/MFD
- TKM300 Digital Nav/Com radio
The exterior is in great shape with new paint. The interior of the plane is also in great shape but does reflect the color/material reminiscent of 1974. We will continue to upgrade the plane in regard to the interior (seats, door panels, etc.) and outside vinyl striping in the next coming weeks.
If you are a current student/renter, this aircraft is in Flight Schedule Pro and available for instruction/rental starting 3/13. Call for rental prices.
A great day to fly, but an even better day to solo!! Congratulations to Alex Infantino on his solo flight today! He is extremely dedicated and quickly on his way to becoming a very technical and efficient private pilot! Pictured below is Alex and his instructor Dane Meyerhoff.
Are you part of the FAA WINGs program? If not, definitely look into it. There is a great presentation coming up on March 7th about our unique weather and flying in the High Sierras. You can earn 1 basic knowledge credit for attending. Space is very limited so sign up today!
Here is the link to register: www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=81681
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.