August 2023 Accomplishments

8/1: Colin Zhao – Private ASEL – CFI German Reyes – DPE Ken Cobb

8/4: Tram Do – Private ASEL – CFI Ariel Conrad – DPE Jon Thornton

8/9: Sam Soltani – CFI Initial – CFI Steve Canby – DPE Rich Batchelder

8/17: Frank Torres, Jr. – First Solo – CFI Ian ONeal

8/22: Kim Kyunghe – First Solo – CFI Joon Song

July 2023 Accomplishments

7/4: Sofia Goodwin – Instrument – CFII Emily Tram & CFII Joon Song – DPE Ken Cobb

7/6: Aaron Tjin – Instrument – CFII Antonio Gonzalez & CFII JJ Jimenez – DPE Jon Thornton

7/9: Arya Raghavan – First Solo – CFI Vijay Raghavan

7/9: Reena “44” Ilao – Private ASEL – CFI Ian ONeal & CFI Clayton Conrad – DPE Jon Thornton

7/9: Hanna O’Connor Rigby – Advanced Ground Instructor – CFI Clayton Conrad – DPE Scott Rohlfing

7/17: Yoka Namiki – First Solo – CFI Joon Song & CFI Ariel Conrad

7/21: Kim Hansun – CFI Initial – CFI Joon Song

7/24: Julia Sutter – Instrument – CFII Antonio Gonzalez & CFII Ales Janhar – DPE Ken Cobb

7/24: Noah S. – Private ASEL – CFI’s Emily, Ian, German, & Joon – DPE Ken Cobb

7/31: Aiden Adair – First Solo – CFI JJ Jimenez

April 2023 Accomplishments

4/4: Emily Tram – Commercial ME – MEI Joon Song – DPE Ken Cobb

4/6: Reza Pirouz- First Solo – CFI Ariel Conrad

4/6: Chunyang Zhou – Instrument – CFII Steve Canby

4/12: Loay Turki – Multi-Engine Instructor – MEI Clayton Conrad – DPE Dr. Duvall

4/13: Peng Yang – First Solo – CFI Eric Zhang

4/14: Ariel Conrad – Commercial ME – MEI Clayton Conrad – DPE Dr. Duvall

4/16: Jason Hernandez – Advanced Ground Instructor – CFI Clayton Conrad – DPE Scott Rohlfing

4/20: German Reyes – Commercial ME – MEI Ales Janhar – DPE Ken Cobb

4/24: Aiden Lacap – First Solo – CFI Ian ONeal

4/24: Noah Sucharczuk – XC Solo – CFI Emily Tram

4/26: Angel Sandoval – Private SE – CFI Ariel Conrad

December 2022 Accomplishments!

Congratulations to the following member pilots and their CFIs for their recent accomplishments!

  • Hernandez, Jason-Commercial ASEL- CFI Gonzalaz, Antonio, CFI Conrad, Ariel
  • Suzuki, Masayuki James-First SOLO- CFI Reyes, German, CFI ONeal, Ian
  • Guclu, Gorkem-PPL- CFI Choi, Youngmin
  • Longthorne, Liam- Commercial ASEL- CFI Conrad, Ariel
  • Aldabashi, Hyle-PPL-CFI Conrad, Clayton

Final Public Input Meeting on the Airports Business Plan – March 1

As most of you know, the County Airport Administration is working on an update to the Airports Business Plan for the County’s two airports. As part of the update effort, they have been hosting public input meetings. These meetings explain the process of updating the Business Plan. They will also listen to the audience’s thoughts and concerns. For more information on the Business Plan, the process for updating it, and questions asked during previous meetings, please visit their website:

The third and final public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM at the Donald Meyer Elementary School, 1824 Daytona Dr., San Jose, CA 95122.

This meeting is the primary meeting for airport neighbors to provide input. We can expect some very different viewpoints from our neighbors. Please listen respectfully and carefully to all inputs.

E16 Runway Re-Paving Delayed Again

The San Martin Runway will NOT be repaved today. The repaving has been pushed back again to an unknown date.

Checking NOTAMs before you fly to any airport is the very best way to stay on top of runway closures, unreliable weather systems, etc.