The following Graduates’ Photos were provided by Prof. Paul Shuch of AV Sport of Lock Haven.
The following Graduates’ Photos were provided by Flying 4 Fun - a Sport Pilot flight instruction company.
Congratulations to Scott Trotter who passed his practical test and became a licensed sport pilot on March 26, 2016. Scott met with Designated Flight Examiner Jim Hinson at about 9 am and began the oral portion of his test. Scott and Jim then took off at about 11:30 in the Evektor Sportstar for the flight portion of the test.
About two hours later, N806EV was on final approach to Lodi Airport and after landing they taxied back to the Flying 4 Fun hangar. When the engine was shut down and canopy was opened, I heard Jim tell Scott congratulations, he had passed. Great Job Scott! Fly safe and Fly 4 Fun.
Congratulations to Russ Gayda who passed his Light Sport practical test on May 16th, 2016. Russ met with F.A.A. Designated Pilot Examiner Jim Hinson at the Flying 4 Fun hangar at Lodi Airport, (1O3). He completed the oral portion of his test and was then faced with some turbulent wind conditions. Russ said he struggled with the winds but Jim was very forgiving.
When he landed back at Lodi, he was awarded his temporary Sport Pilot License and will soon be tearing up the skies in a brand new CX4 experimental sport plane which he built himself. Congratulations Russ! Fly Safe and Fly 4 Fun!
Congratulations to new sport pilot Bob Andosca. Bob was signed off to take his practical test and an appointment was made with Designated Flight Examiner Jim Hinson. On Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, Bob met with Examiner Hinson and began the oral portion of his test. Bob passed the oral portion but when it came time for the flight test, the wind had come up and was blowing very hard. The decision was made to delay the flight until better conditions existed. On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, it was a foggy morning but when the fog cleared, it was time for Bob to take his flight test. We all watched as Bob and Jim took off into the wild blue yonder. After Sportstar N806EV landed and taxied back to the hangar, we had a new sport pilot in our midst. Congratulations Bob! Fly Safe and Fly 4 Fun.
P.S. Bob says autographed photo’s are $5
On August 9th, 2014, Student Pilot Rusty Sims flew solo in the Sportstar. We were doing some training at Rancho Murieta Airport (KRIU). The time had come for me to get out and send Rusty out to the pattern. Rusty flew the pattern and did some very nice take offs and landings. Congratulations Rusty! Rusty will now be completing a few additional requirements of flight time to prepare for his practical test.