Club News

New members, old members, members achievements and other assorted newsworthy items of interest.


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William Foote - Multi-engine Instructor

Saturday, March 5, 2016

William Foote, Ponderosa’s general manager passed his multi-engine instructor checkride on March 3rd. William may say that is was difficult and he’s had to work hard for all of his ratings, but we don’t believe him. We can confirm that he only studied 2.83 days. After the oral with Julian Pridmore-Brown, they went up in…

Philip Thien aka Horns - Commercial Pilot

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Philip Thien (aka Horns) is now a Commercial pilot! Passed the checkride today with Greg Herbert. Next up multi-engine. Go Philip.

Joe Ellis - Commercial Pilot [20 Feb 2016]

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Joe began his commercial training exactly one year ago. After a year of training, practicing and five check ride cancellations because of weather, he passed his checkride February 20th. Business travel, aircraft not available when Joe was and winter weather all had a part in the long endeavor. But, Joe persevered always keeping the end…

Brad Wood - can fly following the roads now even if he can't see'em!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Brad Wood took his IFR checkride Friday February 5th with Julian Pridmore-Brown and passed with ease. Brad commuted by car to Boise from Hailey every week to train with Rick Reierson. Probably logged as many miles on his car as he did in the airplane. Brad’s not stopping now. He plans to start his commercial…

Sharki Goes IFR

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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…