Alex Weinandt 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

First Solo for Mickey Baker

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

New Private Pilot @ Gopher Flying Club








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!!

First Solo for Sam Vandeputte

Congratulations to Sam Vandeputte on his first solo April 7th. His CFI Mark Jaeger said it was a beautiful sunny morning and Sam did 3 nice landings at KANE. Great accomplishment, way to go Sam!

New Commercial Pilot @ Gopher

Please join me in congratulating Jeff Long as he successfully passed his Commercial Pilot Checkride today with FAA Examiner Andy Lott.  CFI is just around the corner…….

Jeff and Andy after the checkride

CFI George Felix congratulates Jeff after his successful checkride

New Private Pilot @ Gopher Flying Club

Congratulations to Gopher’s newest private pilot, Alex Winkelman.  Alex passed his check ride today and according to his CFI Mark Jaeger did a great job on both the oral and flying portions of his practical test and worked very hard to achieve this goal. Now it’s time for some fun flying and on to additional ratings!

CFI Mark Jaeger congratulates Alex Winkelman after his checkride.