New Private Pilot @ Gopher Flying Club

Join me in congratulating Derek Gilbert who passed his Private Pilot Check Ride with DPE Barb Mack @ KANE on October 10, 2017.  He had a beautiful day for flying but a check ride is still an anxious time.  Derek did great and the best feeling of all was getting that tempory license at the end of the day.

Well Done Derek!!!

New Private Pilot @ Gopher Flying Club

Congratulations are in order for Gopher Flying Club member Mickey Baker as he successfully passed his private pilot checkride today with DPE Woody Minar.  Somehow between all the clouds, wind and rain, he managed to get it done!!!  Good job Mickey!!

CFI George Felix congratulates Mickey Baker

 

DPE Woody Minar and Mickey Baker

 

 

First Solo for David Riley

Congratulations are in order for Gopher Member David Riley after completing his first solo on September 20, 2017.  Well done David!

Two thumbs up!!!

David Riley with CFI Mark Jaeger after his first solo in N734HZ at KMIC.

Eclipse Flight 2017

Now where is that eclipse?

Club member Paul Meehl recently ventured to Beatrice, NE (KBIE) on the morning of 08/21/2017 to witness the solar eclipse.

(photo by Ken Boie)

(photo by Ken Boie)

(photo by Ken Boie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weatherman threw a couple of curves at Paul, both on the way down and back, but with an instrument rating and a healthy respect for Mother Nature, he made it safely back and shared some photos that were taken by passenger/photographer Ken Boie.

Airventure 2017 Trip in N8432L

Member Aaron Baruch flew 32L to Oshkosh for Airventure 2017. This was his first time flying-in to Oshkosh and it took careful weight & balance planning, fuel management and weather planning. Also along as passengers were his father and Mark Jaeger. Nice job captain!

On crosswind for runway 18

Aaron, his dad and Mark

Camping in the vintage area near some other really cool planes since N8432L is a 1968 and is classified as a “vintage”

First Solo for Ryan Lind

Congratulations to Gopher Flying Club member Ryan Lind on his first solo!

Ryan after completing his first solo

Ryan Lind being congratulated by CFI Mark Jaeger after his first solo in N734HZ at Buffalo airport on Sunday July 23rd. Great accomplishment, way to go Ryan!

 

 

Another new Private Pilot @ Gopher Flying Club

 

Well done Matt!  Congrats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Payne being congratulated by CFI Mark Jaeger after passing his Private Pilot practical on July 20th.

Matt did a great job despite the added pressure of having an FAA observer on board the plane who was “observing” how the DPE examiner did.

The extra weight of a 3rd person in the back seat and associated CG change added an additional challenge.

Matt with his new temp Private Pilot Certificate