Congratulations to Chris Olivero who soloed today at KRTS, runway 08, in N670CS!! Chris has been going to school and working full time all while juggling flight lessons and ground school. Today he realized how hard work and persistence pays off. His instructor, Matt Stubblefield watched on as Chris completed pattern work on a busy flying day. Congratulations again to Chris and his instructor Matt!! Let the celebration begin!
Congratulations to Drew Wallace who soloed today at KRTS on Runway 26 in N752DW!! Drew is a definitely determined. He is an expert brewmaster in Mammoth and drives up to Reno a few times a month to work on his PPL. Today he realized how awesome it is to be the only guy in the cockpit as he dropped his instructor Emmett Castellan off and took several laps in the pattern. Such an awesome achievement for Drew and Emmett!! "There is no magic in achievement. It is really about hard work, choices, and persistence.” We can’t wait to celebrate with you as you earn your PPL!
The 17 year old pilots are on fire today!! It was a busy day at Stead, but two young GBA students soloed! Reese Davis soloed at KRTS, runway 8, in N752DW while his proud Dad and instructor, Danny Britson, looked on. Reese started flying when he was 16 and has been on fire. Then, Tate Neubecker, re-soloed on the same runway in N2291C. CFIs Matt Stubblefield and Nik Joshi watched from the sidelines as Tate flew his laps in the Stead pattern. Tate soloed at 16 but took a break from flying and is now back and crushing it. Both these guys well on their way to their checkride.
Congratulations to both these young men! Their motivation is so inspiring. Keep up the awesome work guys!
Congratulations Ethan!! Ethan Chinowsky arrived with a private pilot certificate from New Zealand. He studied the U.S regulations and is now a U.S. certificated private pilot. Also a shout out to Matt his instructor, great work guys!
And another PPL today! Congratulations to Christopher Steimle for earning his PPL this afternoon in N37JA. Christopher has been working on his license on and off over the last few years. In the spring, he set a goal to earn his PPL and today, that goal was achieved! Another varying terrain checkride as Christopher traveled to Truckee, Tahoe, Minden, and Fernley. Way to go! You worked hard, displayed much patience, and earned your wings! Awesome job on your achievement!! This is your reward for all the hard work you put in. Congratulations as well to his instructor Matt Bowers!
Congratulations to Kevin Marshall who earned his PPL today!! Kevin crushed this checkride in less time than he expected this morning in Truckee. He proved he is an exceptional pilot with the challenging terrain and airport environment that Truckee offers. Awesome job to Kevin and his instructor, Emmett!! Let the adventures begin!
Today we congratulate the area’s newest Commercial Pilot, Josh Bunker, on successfully completing his checkride! Yes, this name might sound familiar...It was just a few weeks ago that Josh earned his Instrument Rating. Talk about unstoppable!! A little progress each day adds up to big results. Enjoy celebrating this incredible achievement Josh!! Congratulations once again and we look forward to continuing training for CFI!
Great Basin Aviation is so proud of newly licensed CFI Nik Joshi for passing his instructor checkride yesterday evening! Nik will now begin his flight instructor career here at Great Basin Aviation in between his Nevada Air National Guard duties. It has been inspiring to witness his hard work as he went through this huge goal. We can now bring him on board and we truly wish him the very best! Check the schedule soon for his availability. Another huge congratulations to CFI/II Danny Britson for his instruction and training of Nik. We are so impressed with both of you!
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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.