Our new Wall of Fame is up!! Come find your name and see the list of your accomplishments. For all the FSA folks, we have your sheet in a memory binder here in the office. You can thumb through it anytime. Thank you all for flying with GBA!! We are so appreciative of you and we love being part of your aviation success! Whose name will be up there next?
When the skies are clear, why not fly to the coast and check out the sights, right? Check out some of Jason and Chris' pictures of their flight over the Golden Gate Bridge and the coast yesterday in N6025F, the 182T. Not a bad way to spend a gorgeous afternoon!
Incredible job by the Nevada Air National Guard with their C-130 flyover of area hospitals today!! It's not everyday you get see them flying low and slow over downtown Reno and the other cities they flew to. It takes a lot of work for the entire crew of these cool Hercules to pull something like this off. Such an awesome way to honor those working in our area medical facilities. Nice job Air Guard!
N495SP is back on the line and available for rental. All clean, disinfected, and ready for some Northern Nevada/California adventure!
Meet Rafael, aka BM2 Sarrade, who a couple days ago reenlisted in the world's greatest Navy! Today he received the gift of flight to celebrate. CFI Levi Mellows showed Rafael how awesome flight is as they flew a discovery flight over Tahoe and back. It was a gorgeous day to experience the freedom of flight and Rafael was all smiles on their return. Congratulations on your first flight and thank you for making the choice to continue to serve this great nation!!
We are open and flying!! Early morning (6am flight) for some of these die hards. Thank you all for your patience and flexibility as we navigated and continue to work though these times. It is great seeing so many of you back flying today!! We appreciate you!
We hope you are all well and staying healthy!
Based on speaking with other flight schools and in further review and clarification of the Department of Homeland Security Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, we have made the decision to reopen Great Basin Aviation on Saturday, April 25th. We apologize for any delay the closure this last month put on your training progress, however, we did not want to reopen until we knew both legally and ethically it was time.
We are going to start off slow with just a few planes then open up more as bookings increase. This will be easier to manage from a cleanliness standpoint. Aircraft available are N6025F, N2291C, N752DW, and N328ME. Also, if you had a checkride booked with Dave Tranquilla, please reach out to him as he is starting to reschedule those exams.
Like all segments of the community, we will implement new safety precautions. It will be required that instructors, students, and renters wear a face mask while in the aircraft and maintain the social distancing requirements outside of the cockpit. Also, if a personal headset is not being used, each person who uses GBA headsets will be required to purchased their own Foam Microphone Windscreen for $2. You can keep it in your file or flight bag, just somewhere you can use it again and again. We have foam pieces in the GBA office. We also expect that the flight controls, door, seat, headset, and panel are wiped down after each use and windows be kept open when the aircraft is parked. We will provide the cleaning supplies. The health of all of you is of the utmost concern and we will do everything necessary to make sure the aircraft are sterile.
Lastly, while we love having visitors in the office and catching up, until there is more guidance from the CDC, we ask that you please limit your time in the GBA office and when in there, maintain the social distancing requirements. Binders are still kept in there but please utilize the conference rooms for debriefs, meet your instructor in the lobby or by the plane, and use email, text, or phone to communicate with the office for any questions, comments, and/or concerns.
Please reach out if you have any questions in the time being. Flight Schedule Pro has been updated for the reopening and aircraft and instructor availability.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We hope to see you soon!
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.