Join us in congratulating the following Squadron 2 member pilots for their accomplishments the first few weeks of October!
Enriquez Emelech – First Solo!! on October 5 under the supervision of CFI, Bhawani
Pranav Apte – Private Pilot Written passed on October 8 signed off by CFI, Bhawani
Taylor Franklin – Commercial Single Engine Land on October 6 working with CFIs Bob and Abhi
Michal Jankowski – Instrument Rating on October 11 (and he used it coming back from his check ride!) working with Scott Rohlfing, CFII
Congratulations to the following Squadron 2 members who passed check rides in the last few weeks of September!
Nipun Jain – Completed his Instrument Rating on September 20 working with CFIIs Abhi and Bob
Haoyuan Wen – Earned his Commercial Single Engine Land certificate on September 29 working with CFI Anissa Mohler
David Song – Earned his Private Pilot Certificate on September 30 working with CFI Mark Mayol
Cal-Fire is setting up operations at San Martin airport to fight the Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There will be up to 9 helicopters and crews based at San Martin for this operation. Make sure to check NOTAMS before operating at and near San Martin.
There is now a temporary tower and ground control at San Martin Airport (E16) that will be operational from 8AM to 6PM Local Time.
Tower Frequency: 127.375, Ground Frequency: 120.225
There is also TFR over the fire area that will be active from 7AM to 8PM daily until the fire is contained or extinguished or the TFR is cancelled. See this link for details: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_7_7079.html
With this new fire and the ongoing fires in the North Bay, be aware shifting winds can result in sudden decrease of visibility and marginal VFR or even Instrument Meteorological Conditions.
As always, make sure to get a weather briefing and check for up to date NOTAMS and TFRs before you fly.