The billing rates for the Club’s CFI’s will be changing, effective 4/15/2020. These rates are updated to reflect two things: (1) each CFI’s changes in take-home pay, and (2) a $20/hour surcharge being added by the Club to recover the cost of administering the 141 program.
In 2019, the Club spent approximately $12,800 in Part 141 CFI standardization and currency training. The cost of this Part 141 CFI standardization and currency training was being paid out of member dues and fees. By adding this surcharge, the Club members who benefit from having a 141 program are the Club members who pay for the overhead of having a 141 program.
Updated rates are posted in the Club office.
Sharki Kontra passed her Multi-Engine Instrument Commercial checkride on October 25th in the Club’s PA34-220T Seneca III. After an oral review, completing multiple maneuvers and simulated single engine approaches, DPE Julian Pridmore-Brown signed her logbook and provided her a new certificate. Her instructor was Rick Reierson.
Way to go Andrew Wheeler! The day was beautiful, everything was just right then the ATC moved him to Runway 10L. Like a pro he adjusted and took control mastering his take offs and landings. Great work Andrew!!! Andrew is training with CFI Brett Boesiger.
Ready for start up, “Celar”, Andrea confidently announced in his native Italian language. After evaluating Andrea’s skills that evening, CFI Brett Boesiger was dropped off for Andrea’s first solo flight. Another solo student ready for new adventures! Great job Andrea!
Conrad Kennington did his first solo on Saturday, October 7th. After a few warm-up laps around the Boise Airport, his flight instructor Brett Boesiger exited the plane and Conrad was on his own to experience one of the most thrilling tasks of his life!
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 goal in sight. Congratulations!
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!
Travis Davidson soloed at KBOI April 27th with his instructor Jon-Michael listening on the ramp. He joined Ponderosa Aero Club and started training this spring so he can take his family on trips and into the back country.