Breaking news from GBA today…local reporter becomes the news herself. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here first. Local (Emmy deserving) news reporter, Chris Buckley, made news today when she completed all certification standards as she nailed her short field landing into Truckee airport this morning which set into motion the paperwork needed for a passed checkride. On the scene was her Dad (a fellow aviator), who flew up from Southern CA and Ubered his way to Truckee to surprise her for this once in a lifetime occasion. He commented as to how proud he is of her. Once the paperwork was complete, Chris and her first passenger, her Dad, hopped into N752DW, fired up the engine, following all hot start procedures, and made the scenic flight back to KRNO. Meeting Chris on the ramp was her instructor, Emmett Castellan, who congratulated her for this accomplishment. Chris and her Dad then proceeded to hit the town and commence celebrating. Look to the sky folks; Chris Buckley is unleashed and unstoppable!!
Congratulations Chris!! We are so excited for this adventure you are on! “She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.” Instrument Rating, watch out!!
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