Extra Long Solo Cross Counties and More

Congratulations to Isaiah Clapp who went above and beyond and completed two extra long solo cross countries the weekend of November 11 and 12th in pursuit of his Private Pilot Certificate.

Also, Keziah J. Fernandes was very busy this month flying his first solo cross country and passing his Private Pilot written test.

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.

 

Solos, Cross Countries, and CFII’s, Oh My!

Congratulations keep coming in! Please join us in congratulating the following pilots and instructor pilot for their accomplishments!

  • Ryan Carr – flew solo for the first time in a long time on 10/23 with the help of CFI Carlo Espinosa.
  • Shaktivel Sundarsan flew his First Solo flight on 10/23 under the watchful eye of CFI Bhawani.
  • Brett Breitzman flew his first Solo Cross Country (long edition!) on 10/24 with a sign off and a hearty farewell from CFI Anissa Mohler.
  • Anissa Mohler passed her Instrument Flight Instructor check ride today, 10/25, with the San Jose FSDO on her first attempt working with CFII Scott Rohlfing!

2017 Flight Training Experience Award by the AOPA!

Please help us congratulate Anissa Mohler for being awarded the 2017 Flight Training Experience Award by the AOPA!  Anissa was 1 of 12 in the entire western pacific that received this recognition and the only CFI recognized of all FBOs and independent CFI’s at Reid Hillview Airport! Congratulations Anissa!

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/flight-schools/flight-training-initiative/flight-training-experience-survey-and-awards

 

First Half October 2017 Accomplishments

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

 

End of September 2017 Accomplishments

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

 

Temporary Tower at San Martin Airport (E16) 127.375

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.