Can training be this much fun?? Sure it can!! This recent double discovery flight to South Lake Tahoe with GBA's newest Certified Flight Instructor, Jeff Sanders, proved to be everything hoped for! The beauty of Northern Nevada's lakes, mountains and high desert and the fun and excitement of learning to fly has given the flying bug to Jake and Joanna! Come take a discovery flight of your own and see it all for yourself!
Now that N10446 has given us a few weeks of hard, safe and reliable work, he has earned his stripes! Students and renters have been very pleased with the GTN 750 and Aspen avionics and also, the horsepower and flight characteristics have been very impressive! Come over and get checked out in it!
GBA has a new pilot that can legally punch holes in the clouds! Great job to Vince Griffith for passing his instrument rating check ride! Good luck on your next steps and as always, Fly Safe!
Congratulations to our new solo student, Greg Olsen!!! On April 14, Greg did his first solo flight in the traffic pattern at Reno International Airport making 4 successful take offs and landings! Good luck Greg as you continue on course towards you Private Pilots License! And thanks to Earl Kessler for his great instruction!
Along with our planes, change is in the air. I'm happy to introduce the new owner of N3034Y, Brenden Georg! Brenden is one of our students and close to passing his check ride. Aside from flying the Skycatcher himself, he will be leasing the plane back to GBA for us to continue using as an instructional and rental plane. Brenden has decided to lower the rental price to a $115 per hour rate which will make this a great and cheaper option to build student hours or take that joy ride around the area! Stop by and check it out!
Great morning for a discovery flight for Sophie and Austin and their instructor Bob! Both young high school student pilots who got a taste of flight. Check out their smiles!! The discovery flight is an introduction to flying. Students learn how to taxi the aircraft, assisted take off, basic maneuvers, tower communications, and an assisted landing. If you have been thinking about flying, come take a discovery flight. Call us to get scheduled! 775-856-3655
GBA just added a new licensed pilot to the sky. Congrats to Dan and his instructor Bob! Dan is only 17 years old and today earned his Private Pilot's License! What an accomplishment, especially in these pretty gusty conditions!!
Meet one of our recently soloed students, Will. He is a really impressive guy...operations manager, has a heavy metal band, single dad raising a beautiful young girl, and finding time to follow in the footsteps of his Dad who was also a pilot. Notice that big smile? It is because flying will change your life. It is worth every bit of effort you put into it. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” applies to many things in life, including flying. Being a pilot will give you a new outlook on life and a new appreciation for the people you meet in it. More than just a fun hobby, it will become a lifestyle for you, an identity. Will is well on his way to living an incredible life in aviation. Congratulations on your recent milestone Will!
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.