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 – DPE Robert Frankovich

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

June 2023 Accomplishments

6/4: Neeray Khatwani – CFI Initial – CFI Bob Etchell – DPE Tom Hornak

6/5: Jung Jaehoon – Commercial ASEL – CFI Joon Song – DPE Ken Cobb

6/9: Athar V. – First Solo – CFI Eric Zhang

6/15: Christian Lapera – First Solo – CFI Henry Choi

6/22: Arun Rao – Private ASEL – CFI Joon Song – DPE Ken Cobb

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 – DPE Ken Cobb

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

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

4/14: Ariel Conrad – Commercial ME – MEI Clayton Conrad – DPE Dr. James 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 – DPE Jon Thornton

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

Automated Schedule Policies and Cancellation Fees

If you allow an aircraft reservation to expire without checkout or cancelling the reservation you will be charged a $20 cancellation fee. You can cancel the schedule up to the start time without any fee and for any reason. But if you allow the schedule to expire you will be charged. You will get an email that states “Expired Schedule/Reservation, No Checkout” when this happens.

The following features are available to help you avoid the cancellation fee:

  • If you have a reservation for the next day you will receive a reminder email around 7PM with your reservation(s). The email title will be “Reminders for your Flights at SQUADRON2 on” and the date.
  • We are testing a system that will text you roughly one to two hours before your scheduled flight to remind you the schedule is pending. **This will only work for you if you have set up SMS Texting in the schedule system. See below for instructions on how to set this up.**
  • You can download and sync your schedules to various popular calendar software and set up any reminders you like there.

To reduce the excessive scheduling everyone is now limited to a maximum of 10 schedules in the system at a time. Most people will not even notice this change. However, if you had more than 10 schedules set you will notice all schedules after the 10th schedule for you have been removed.

Hopefully these system changes will help everyone have more access to our planes and, as a result, be able to fly more and make better progress on their certificates/ratings.


  • Go to https://scheduler.squadron2.com/
  • Login using your user ID and password
  • Click on Contact Update
  • Put the SMS E-mail address for your phone in the SMS E-Mail Address field
  • Click on Update Information

Check with your cellular service vendor for the email address to use.
The following are some common carriers SMS email addresses:

  • AT&T – [your 10 digit number]@txt.att.net
  • Sprint – [your 10 digit number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • T-Mobile – [your 10 digit number]@tmomail.net
  • US Cellular – [your 10 digit number]@email.uscc.net
  • Verizon – [your 10 digit number]@vtext.net

July – August 2018 Accomplishments!

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

– Alexander Paulet – 1st Solo!! 7/13 CFI Bhawani Singh
– Abhishek Karpuram – 1st Solo!! 7/14 CFI Alex Cho
– Peter Learmonth – Instrument Written! 7/16 CFI Anissa Mohler
– Julia Bradley – 1st Solol XC! 7/21 CFI Carlo Espinosa
– Abhijith Neelamruju – ATP Written 7/21 CFI Abhi
– Steve Canby – Flight Instructor Airplane Written 7/26 CFI Scott Rohlfing
– Devendra Joshi – 1st Solo XC! 7/30 CFI Abhi
– Riah Lim – Commercial Single Engine Land! CFI Alex
– Luke Beck-Fridell – Commercial Single Engine Land! 8/2 CFI Abhi
– Baba Ross – Private Pilot Written! 8/2 CFI Abhi
– Joydeep Mukherjee – Private Pilot Written! 8/6 CFI Ricky
– Rick Ator – Private Pilot!! 8/6 CFI Anton Sabev
– Joon Song – Commercial Multi Engine Land! 8/7 CFI Abhi
– Orhan Baser – Flight Instructor Airplane!!! 8/14 CFI Clayton Conrad
– Jordi Sim – ASEL Instrument Rating! 8/18 CFI Ron V.
– Kelly Dang – Private Pilot! 8/19 CFI Bhavani
– Kyuyool(sp?) Park – Instrument Rating! 8/22 CFII Joon
– Guangyuan Ye – Private Pilot! 8/23 CFI Joon
– Kim Seyoun – Commercial SEL! 8/29 CFI Joon
– Choi Hanel – Instrument Rating! 8/30 CFII Joon

Planned Runway Closures – RHV and E16 July 16th – July 24th

We received notice today that the county plans on shutting down the runways and taxiways at RHV and E16 on various dates to complete the paving project at both airports. The schedule is as follows:

Monday July 16th – Friday July 20th – RHV
Survey crews and contractors will be operating on runways and taxiways to mark the surface and then do the final coat of paint on all surface markings.

  • Monday July 16th – Surveys at RHV, all runways and taxiways will be impacted at various times.
  • Tuesday July 17th – Friday July 20th – rolling closures of runways and taxiways using the same order that was used during the original project. Closures will start with Runway 31L, Taxiway Y, Runway 31R, Taxiway Z, Taxilane G and Taxilane F.

Pattern work will not be available at RHV during these dates/times.

Monday July 23rd – Tuesday July 24th – E16
San Martin will be closed to ALL traffic on these two dates.

As always CHECK NOTAMS for specific dates/times/changes in schedule before you fly.

Member Accomplishments – June 11 – July 13

Please join us in congratulating the following Squadron 2 member pilots on their recent accomplishments!
* Kevin Liao – Private Pilot! – 6/13 – CFI David
* Alexander Stockdale – 1st Solo XC – 6/13 – CFI Abhi
* Ranadeb Mitra – 1st Solo!!! – 6/13 – CFI Bhawani Ricky
* Joydeep Mukerjee – 1st Solo!!! – 6/21 – CFI Bhawani Ricky
* Dale Edie – 1st Solo!!! – 6/22 – CFI Zhang
* Ryan Soohoo – Complex Endorsement – 6/26 – CFI Anissa Mohler
* Pranav Apte – Private Pilot! – 6/26 – CFI Abhi, Ricky, Bob
* Kelly Todd – 1st Solo!!! – 7/6 – CFI Carlo Espinosa
* Eduardo Rojas – Long Solo XC! – 7/7 – CFI Carlo Espinosa
* Liz Barham – Private Pilot Written! – 7/6 – CFI Scott Rohlfing
* RJ Trillo – 1st Solo!!! – 7/9 – CFI Carlo Espinosa
* Devindra Joshi – 1st Solo!!! – 7/11 – CFI Abhi
* Alexander Paulet – 1st Solo!!! – 7/13 – CFI Bhawani Singh

RHV Taxiway Construction June 22-July 1

Taxiway C between the right and left runways has problems with the underlying surface and will require substantial work to stabilize the soil prior to installing new pavement. In addition, a section of taxiway Z between A (31 runup) and taxilane U also will undergo additional work. While this work is ongoing, expect minor disruptions to aircraft movement around the airport, including intermittent single runway closures and taxiway Z closure between A and U.

Work is currently planned during regular work hours Monday through Friday and is expected to be completed on Monday July 2nd.

Please make sure to check all NOTAM’s prior to flying to ensure you are familiar with any surface closures.