Congratulations to Jake Velez who soloed this evening at KCXP on runway 27 in N2291C! Jake is an amazing guy! He flies early mornings and evenings to make it work with his full time work schedule. Another extremely driven student pilot! "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” And, congratulations to Emmett Castellan for two soloed students today!
Congratulations to Christian Mohino for soloing today at KCXP on runway 27! While pursuing his Doctorate and working, he also somehow finds time to pursue his aviation goals. Weather has been such an issue through his training but today it was all worth it! This morning he got to kick Emmett out and take his first few laps in the pattern by himself. Now the fun cross country flights begin! Great job Christian!!
It was a beautiful morning to fly! Here is Nathan and Dane getting ready to head out on a Discovery Flight. Nathan loves aviation, has completed ground school, works at the airport, runs rno_plane_spotter on Instagram, and is graduating high school this week. Busy guy! Soon he will be jumping into pilot training full time. We are so excited to watch him as he progresses to his goals.
Congratulations to Jim Galatola who soloed today at KRTS, runway 32. Jim accomplished this memorable flight at just 15.6 hours. Congratulations to Jim and his instructor Stephen! "You did not wake up today to be mediocre." Awesome job Jim!!
This Memorial Day we honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph Campbell
Congratulations to Wynne Allen for flying her solo flight today at KRTS on runway 26 and 32. Wynne is an incredible lady. She can only fly one or two times a week and flew her solo flight at just 15 hours today!! Congratulations to her and her instructor Danny Britson. "You only live once. You might as well be a badass!" 👩✈️
What is better than one new private pilot today...two new private pilots!!
Congratulations to Josh Bunker on earning his Private Pilot License today!! Josh has thousands of hours serving our Country flying Chinooks and wanted to give fixed wing a try. Now he is determined to achieve his airplane CFI/II! He was coached by Deb and Stephen on how to make the transition from large rotorcraft to small single engine aircraft. Quickly learned you can't hover in a C172 :) We are so excited for Josh and his success and look forward to congratulating him when he quickly earns his next rating.
Awesome job Josh!!
Congratulations to Owen (Gino) Galassini for passing his Private Pilot Checkride this morning!! Owen has been working on and off with Bob Bennett the last couple of years as he juggled full time work and full time UNR. But, he never gave up and stayed committed to this goal. "Decide, commit, succeed." Awesome job Owen!
Congratulations to Roger Peralta for flying his first solo flight this morning in N37JA, Runway 26 at Stead (KRTS)!! Flying solo for the first time is a fantastic achievement and Roger should feel extremely proud. Pictured below is Roger with his Instructor Emmett who is so pleased with the progress Roger is making!! We are so excited to watch him as he continues down the path to his Private Pilot! Congratulations again Roger!
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.