David Riley and CFI Mark Jaeger on a training flight over Lake Minnetonka. The fall colors were amazing!
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!!!
Congratulations are in order for Gopher Member David Riley after completing his first solo on September 20, 2017. Well done David!
Club member Paul Meehl recently ventured to Beatrice, NE (KBIE) on the morning of 08/21/2017 to witness the solar eclipse.
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.
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!
Congratulations to Gopher Flying Club member Ryan Lind on his first solo!
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.