We have a rapidly changing situation with the airport construction and are not getting the clearest information. If you are planning any specific operations, especially at night during the airport construction you will need the best possible information.
9 AM every morning FAA RHV Tower and RHV Airport ops we will be hosting a daily telephone safety briefing. We will discuss any surface closures, and other unusual conditions on the airport in addition to providing an update on the paving project, and answering any questions you might have. You are encouraged to particpate in the call, especially if you will be flying that day. Following is the call in information.
Paricipant Password: 880478
You may use any of these numbers while in the USA.
Please be sure to check in to these Telcons to be up to date on any recent changes.
The County Roads and Airports department is moving forward with the long awaited runway and taxiway repaving project at both San Martin (E16) and Reid-Hillview (RHV) Airports in May. The following is the planned schedule for airport closures and runway and taxiway closures during this time period.
San Martin Airport will be CLOSED to all operations May 3rd – May 10th
RHV Runway 31L and Taxiway Y will be CLOSED May 2nd – May 10th
RHV Airport will be CLOSED to all operations at night May 13th – May 25th
RHV Runway 31R and Taxiway Z will be CLOSED May 13th – May 19th
RHV Rows Foxtrot, Golf and both Runups will be CLOSED May 21st – May 25th
The closure of Foxtrot will directly impact Squadron 2. We will be moving our planes to another location when Foxtrot is closed so you will be able to fly. Stay tuned for details of when and where.
As always CHECK NOTAMS before you fly!
Congratulations to the following Squadron 2 member pilots and their CFIs for their accomplishments in March and April!
– Jeff Ramadan 3/7/18 – Instrument Rating – CFII Clayton Conrad
– Joon Song 3/19/18 – CFI-Instrument – CFI Abhi
– Trevor Meads 3/23/18 – 1st Solo!! – CFI Ron V.
– Jungi Ye 4/4/18 – 1st Solo!! – CFI Andy Feng
– Yash Patel 4/4/18 – Private Pilot! – CFI Abhi
– Ross Baba 4/7/18 – 1st Solo!! – CFI Abhi
– Andrew Duff 4/13/18 – Private Pilot! – CFI Bob Etchell
– Shaktivel Sundaresan – Instrument Rating! – CFII Abhi
– Brenda Alarcon – Commercial Single Engine Land! – CFIs Carlo, Bob, Abhi
– Ri Ah Lin – Instrument Rating! – CFIIs Clayton, Sherry, Abhi
– Steve Canby 4/22/18 – Commercial Single Engine Land! – CFI Scott Rohlfing
Congratulations to the following new pilots, certificates and our new Solo Pilot, John Myung!
– Obalit Betgorgiz – Private Pilot! 2/17/18 – CFI Abhi
– Kezia Fernandes – Private Pilot! 2/20/18 – CFI Abhi
– John Myung – 1st Solo!! 2/21/18 – CFI Coby Sena
– Ales Janhar – Commercial Multi Instrument – 2/24/18 – MEI Bob
– Marcel Trimpl – Commercial Multi Instrument – 2/24/18 – MEI Bob
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: www.countyairports.org.
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.
Congratulations to Hao Wen and his MEI, Scott Rohlfing, for successfully completing the Commercial Multi Instrument Check Ride last Saturday, February 10th! Great Job Hao! Next stop – the airlines 🙂
Congratulations to Julia Bradley who flew her first solo on February 3rd! She worked with CFI, Carlo Espinosa, to achieve this milestone.
On February 1st we had three Squadron 2 members earn their private pilot certificates!
Shaktivel Sundaresan – Private Pilot on 2/1/2018 with CFIs Abhi Neelamraju and Ricky
Young Min Choi – Private Pilot on 2/1/2018 with CFI Joon Song
Keyed Park – Private Pilot on 2/1/2018 with CFI David Na
Congratulations on your accomplishments!
Congratulations to Liz Barham for her successful first solo flight this morning in Cessna N4927B at Reid-Hillview! Her CFI, Scott Rohlfing, took these photos and the back of her shirt (piloting tradition), to celebrate the event!
Congratulations to Sin Yee Chan who flew her first solo flight this morning in Cessna 46473.
Her CFI, Clayton Conrad is very proud!