Sharki Goes IFR

Ya’ll know Sharki has been working on an instrument rating.  Well, to bring in the new year on Tuesday January 5th the checkride was taken.  Rumor has it the only slip occurred while preflighting.  She slid down the wing while disembarking the aircraft.  Given the option to reschedule she said no way.  The gash on the hand was tended to and the flight commenced.  Examiner was Greg Herbert.  Congrats!

Sharki Instrument Checkride 2-250

Justin Perkins: Added Single Engine Privileges

JPrknsJustin Perkins likes to obtain his ratings in an unorthodox manner. As pilots normally do, Justin earned his private pilot certificate first, instrument rating next, then he learned to fly a multi-engine and got private pilot multi-engine land privileges. He then upgraded his certificate to multi-engine commercial on Jan 3, 2016, adding single engine privileges to his commercial certificate. Seems like a complicated and expensive way to get commercial single and multi-engine privileges but congratulations to Justin.

Jeff Larsen: New Private Pilot October 23, 2015!

Jeff LarsenSmoke from the recent fires are gone leaving behind blue skies, a cloud here and there and the comfortable temps of of early fall.  What a great time to get your wings Jeff.  Well done!!  Now get up and enjoy your accomplishment by looking at the fall colors from the air.

Justin Perkins: Multi-Com

JPerkinsJustin took the complicated route and first got his multi-engine commercial certificate in our Seneca III on September 23rd, then he’s going back and get his single-engine commercial. Justin is a very bright young man and proficient pilot so he had no problem knocking off his commercial in a multi-engine. DPE Julian Pridmore-Brown was impressed with his knowledge and level of understanding and suggest he’s ready for his CFI. Jon-Michael Brinkerhoff, MEI along with his pilot colleagues are proud of Justin’s success.
Come into the Boise Pilot Shop where he is now working 2-3 days a week to congratulate him!

Cuyler Binion Goes Commercial

CBinionEven though he lives in Seattle Cuyler finds himself back at BOI to tag on his Commercial rating.  Always good to see you, just keep the slugs in Seattle!

Kyle Green – Instrument rated

KGreenPrivate – check.   IFR – check.   Commercial – next.

Climbing the ladder.  Getting positioned for that looming pilot shortage.

BTW Kyle is the guy on the right.

Philip Thien Has His IFR Rating

PthienPhilip is now certified – as in fully capable and granted by the FAA the full right and privilege to aviate by reference to instruments.  Congratulations and good job to Rick on his instruction.  DPE was Greg Herbert.


Adam Troutman – CFI/Advanced Ground Instructor

Another CFI from the Ponderosa ranks.  Adam adds some more acronyms to his ticket having earned his CFI and Advance Ground Instructor on May 29th. Arlyn Miller was his DPE.  Adam did all his training with CFII/MEI David Moler.

Brandon Jones – CFI

Brandon Jones was working to be a CFI before his 21st birthday, and he almost made it. Ten days later on April 29th Brandon Jones proved to DPE Greg Herbert that he knows his stuff. Brandon says he is currently accepting new students so he can share what he’s worked hard to earn.

TJ Park Gets His PPSEL

Some people were scurrying about to get their taxes done on April 15, but TJ Park took his private pilot checkride with Greg Herbert and passed. He has already taken his wife, baby girl and multiple flying since he earned his wings.