Student Pilots

Jacob Brown - 24 March 2022

INSTRUMENT RATING

I am pleased to announce that Jacob Brown did successfully pass his Instrument Practical test yesterday evening amid strong winds and a small XC to KTKI for an ILS approach.

CONGRATULATIONS Jacob ! That is a significant accomplishment !!

Dennis M

Jimmy Jackman - 10 March 2022

PRIVATE PILOT

I am happy to announce that Jimmy Jackman became a Private Pilot. Congratulations to Jimmy for completing an almost flawless checkride.

Dennis M

Jimmy Jackman - 4 October 2021

SOLO FLIGHT

Jimmy Jackman successfully soloed the Mighty Cessna 150 yesterday evening around 6 PM. He did a fine job. He mentioned that the performance of the Cessna vastly improved once all that extra weight was removed !!
Congratulations, Jimmy, a great accomplishment!

Dennis M

Stephanie Recchia - 15 September 2021

PRIVATE PILOT

Stephanie Recchia successfully passed her PRIVATE PILOT check ride today.
She did this in some very challenging crosswind conditions. In fact, Brad gave here a few extra points for completing the check ride in conditions less than ideal. He doesn't do that very often.
Stephanie said passing the check ride lifted a huge weight off her shoulders. I can only imagine!
As her instructor, I'm very proud of what Stephanie accomplished today. She worked exceptionally hard to achieve this goal. I foresee many years of flying ahead for her.
Stephanie, my hats off to you. A job VERY well done.

Congratulations.

Dennis M

Brian Selle - 29 July 2021

PRIVATE PILOT

Congratulations are in order to Brian Selle on a MAJOR accomplishment today. He successfully passed his private pilot check ride with Brad Smith. Brian did a nice job. He did mention it was a lot of work.

A big thanks to Brad Smith for him squeezing Brian in his busy schedule to accommodate the check ride. Thanks, Brad.

Great job, Brian. Now you don't have to listen to me anymore. You are now a genuine pilot. Fly often and fly safe.

Dennis M

08 December 2020 - Stephania Recchia















SOLO FLIGHT

Stephanie Recchia flew solo in the Cessna 150!!

At approximately 1722 on the 8th of December 2020, Stephanie Recchia, did solo the mighty Cessna 150 in the traffic pattern at Majors Field.

She did a fine job and the aircraft is still usable without any major overhaul required!!!!

After the solo, Stephanie did mention that the airplane performed better without all that extra weight and that it was much quieter without that guy in the right seat yacking all the time.

Congratulations, Stephanie. You are now part of a unique group - PILOTs

Dennis M

01 October 2020 - Brian Selle

SOLO FLIGHT

I am pleased to announce that Brian T Selle did slip the surly bonds of earth and successfully flew the mighty Cessna 150 alone and unafraid yesterday evening. He noted that the airplane performed better when it was 200 lbs lighter !
Congratulations, Brian. Job well done.

From other club members:
Congratulations, Brian! Great job. Now the real fun begins.
Congratulation Brian. Well done.
Congratulations again Brian. It’s great see the flying club and Dennis is still producing fine aviators to fill the beautiful evening skies we had last night. You will remember this experience for the rest of your life so, revel in it.
Good job Brian. Keep up the good work, and keep flying often

03 March 2020 - Marc Lilly

SOLO FLIGHT

Marc Lilly soloed the mighty Cessna 150 yesterday at approximately 6 PM. Brad Smith, his instructor, felt compelled to launch him on his own, saying "The time is nigh". Good decision because apparently Marc did a wonderful job and remarked how much faster the aircraft climbed when it was 185 pounds lighter. Happens every time!

Congratulations Marc, job well done. Welcome to the community of pilots.

19 July 2019 - Robert McEnaney - Private Pilot

PRIVATE PILOT








We are happy to announce that Robert McEnaney successfully completed his Private Pilot Practical test on 19 July 2019. Congratulations, Robert. Congratulations to his instructor, Dennis Mathis, as well. Well done gentlemen !!

I am pleased and proud to announce that Robert McEnaney completed all the requirements Friday evening to obtain that coveted piece of paper "Temporary Airman Certificate ". He'll be getting the permanent private pilot certificate in the very near future.
It has been a long and sometimes tortuous path for Robert to achieve his dream of becoming a private pilot. Dogged determination and a "never give up" attitude paid off.
Welcome to the ranks of a very exclusive club, Robert !
Dennis Mathis

SOLO FLIGHT











Robert McEnaney soloed the Cessna 150 on Monday, November 5, 2018. His instructor, Dennis Mathis, remarked "It is with a great deal of pleasure (and a little relief) that I announce that Robert B. McEnaney did fly the Cessna today without his instructor aboard. HE SOLO'd !! He did a pretty fine job and the aircraft appears to be usable again. Congratulations Robert. Well Done!!"

12July2019 - Marshall Standford - SOLO

SOLO FLIGHT








Yesterday (12 July 2019) at precisely 1908, Marshall Stanford successfully landed the Mighty Cessna 150 without his instructor on board. He completed two more in like fashion. It must have been okay because after parking the aircraft, all the pieces of the aircraft seemed to be in place. I think the Cessna will fly again :)

Marshall did make the comment that the airplane "zoomed " after all the extra weight exited the aircraft. Amazing how physics works.

Congratulations, Marshall. good things are yet to come.

Dennis M

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