Out of the world Private Pilot!
Trey Casini, get that astronaut application ready! This Incline High School senior who plans to one day fly into space earned his Private Pilot Certificate! Trey is one of the hardest working students (now pilot) out there. Trey not only flies airplanes, he also plays basketball, maintains above a 4.0 GPA, and takes excellent care of his luscious blonde locks. Trey plans to keep flying and working toward his next goal until he heads off to college at either UW or CU Boulder. Trey has the determination and is already demonstrating he is capable of whatever he believes and works toward. Huge congratulations to future space explorer Trey and his CFI Ethan Chinowsky!!
Fun Break-in Flight!
Thank you for your patience as we work through some maintenance the next few days at GBA. The good news is N328ME will be back on the line very soon, as well as the others! CFI Jack and his wife helped break it in ME’s new engine during a gorgeous flight yesterday evening. Check out these shots...can it get any more breathtaking? Aviation is dang awesome!!
Sunday evening solo!
Happy Sunday evening y’all! Well, I do declare that Alabama transplant, Jordan Cauley, is a mighty fine soloed pilot. That’s right, this southern charmer was set free in the pattern at KRNO, runway 16L in N752DW. His CFI, Kurtis Hornung watched from the ramp as Jordan shared the sky with the busy KRNO traffic. Jordan does an incredible job coming in regularly for flight lessons, working on ground school plus balancing work, family and keeping up on his drumming skills. Jordan is fixin’ to now finish off his private pilot requirements and fly, fly, fly until the cows come home (it’s an Alabama thing). I reckon there will be much celebrating tonight after such a momentous milestone. Awesome job and huge congratulations to Jordan and Kurtis!
Thanksgiving Eve Solo!!
On Thanksgiving Eve, Bobby gave us pumpkin’ to talk about, that is for sure. What is Bobby Yarhi thankful for this Thanksgiving…solo flight!! Thank’s right, our favorite male front desk Atlantic CSR was tossed out of the nest at KRTS, runway 08 in N495SP. And oh my gourd, he greased those landings as his CFI Troy Ware watched from the sidelines. This was Troy’s first soloed student at GBA too, so lots to celebrate!! Stuffing compares to that first solo flight for either the student or CFI. Especially on a cool Northern Nevada morning in a calm pattern. Bobby has goals set and a specific timeline to complete it. He is determined to have no one or nothing marsh his mallow. Huge congratulations to Bobby and his awesome CFI Troy! While this flight opens the gates for a ton more fun in the sky, today, it doesn’t get any butter than this!
Sorry our Thanksgiving puns are so corny :) Have a great Thanksgiving!
November 11th, 2021
Did you know only about one percent of our population serves in the United States Armed Forces? Today and everyday we are grateful for our military personnel, past and present, who have answered the call to service. "The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude". -Jeff Miller
MD to PPL!!
Push that MD degree off to the side Dr. Hall, there is a new centerpiece for your office. Wes Hall is now a certificated Private Pilot!! Talk about grueling schedules…this always cheerful, always brightening the office, busy local surgeon made time to fly in between his regular office hours, being on call, trauma surgeries, family time, chronic studying, and acing his Private Pilot knowledge test all while never losing his patients :) This allowed for a very noninvasive checkride being it was obvious Wes went in extremely well prepared. Wes fell in love with aviation, and it was not all in vein. He plans to put this certificate to good use and explore aviation further. No acute obsession here. Congratulations to his CFI Cody Lucero and the other instructors who helped Wes along the way. Prognosis is excellent, Wes can now fly our gorgeous sky!
What a day! I don’t know about you, but we all at GBA think Dayna Eder is pretty legendary!! And now, even more so that she is officially a soloed pilot! She ripped her way through the mountainous pattern of KSPZ, and brought home victory as she buttered N752DW onto runway 06! Word has it that Dayna had the smoothest solo landing that Kurtis Hornung, her instructor, has ever seen… but we’ll let her sister and flight-training-partner-in-crime, Gwen Eder, have some say in this argument. Dayna is an avid supporter of all things sweet and delicious, and after seeing perfectly good, 4-day-old doughnuts in the trash today (all at the hands of Richard Brong🤨) Dayna’s last words as she left the office today were “now I’m going to get a beer and doughnut.” But aside from sweets, Dayna has wanted to be a pilot ever since she was a little girl. That little girl would be glad to know that she is closer than ever to finally reaching that PPL certificate! Congratulations to Dayna and her instructor Kurtis! Lets keep this ball moving!!!
Today, the chillest dude behind the flight deck, Bryce Peterson, soloed his way to absolute and total glory mannn! He kicked out GBA’s finest, New Zealand lambchop (also known as Ethan Chinowsky) and greased his way into KRTS, all while flying his favorite: N495SP!! Bryce is striving for the airlines, and who wouldn’t want to fly with a pilot that has that much amazing hair… you can’t help but see the resemblance between him and Brian May when Bryce duets Queen in the cockpit!! Okay, enough of the jokes. Bryce is one incredible human being, to say the least. He is currently studying information systems at UNR and used to swim for Carson High. He has an amazing passion for aviation, and we love to see his ongoing progress towards PPL!! Congratulations to Bryce and his instructor Ethan!!!
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