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
Derek Gilbert after his first solo in N8432L at Anoka Co airport on Friday July 7st.
Great accomplishment, way to go Derek!
Join me in congratulating Richard Easton who flew between weather events on 06/22/2017 to accomplish his first solo!
Well done sir!
Cutting of the shirttail by CFI Felix
CFI Felix congratulates Richard after his first solo
Congratulations to Alex Wienandt on his first solo in 32L at Crystal airport on Wednesday, June 21st.
Great accomplishment, way to go Alex!
Alex is all smiles after 1st solo
CFI Jaeger congratulates Alex after his first solo
CFI George Felix reports that on 6/19/2017, his student Mickey Baker completed his first solo at KMIC.
Well done Mickey!
CFI Felix and the cutting of the shirttail
Thumbs up from Mickey
N734HZ safely returns
CFI Felix and Mickey
CFI George Felix has advised that congratulations are in order for Gopher Flying Club member John Shelerud. John successfully completed his Private Pilot Checkride today with DPE Woody Minar @ KOEO. It was less than one year ago during Airventure 2016 when two Gopher Club members (George Felix and Jeff Long) traveled out to the FISKE approach control facility and met John, who was working as an ATC Supervisor and expressed an interest in getting his pilot’s certificate. Well done John!!
Sam Vandeputte on a dual cross country to Hayward Wisconsin with CFI Mark Jaeger. Great way to start off the memorial day weekend!
Todd Schallberg on his first dual cross country to La Crosse with CFI Mark Jaeger.
Matt Payne after landing at Winona on his first solo cross country. According to Matt, Winona is a cool little airport down in the river valley. Congrats Matt!
Congratulations are in order for member David Tramm on the successful completion of his Commercial Pilot Checkride at KANE with DPE Steve Anderson. Well done David!!