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Last updated July 15th
2003 See down page left for specific events! Just click
Bill goes Turbine! CFI
Bill Hutton moves on! That's right, folks... the chairs
will be lonely...Bill has been picked up by Sander Geophysics
to fly on the Caravan! Bill leaves at the end of the
week for his new job. we wish him the best and if you
want to swing by Tuscon's Roadhouse this Wednesday the
16th for a pint, we'll all be there saying our goodbyes! (
Because he is next door, however, we think
the chairs may still get a workout every now and then!)
Christian Pilon has done it! Christian's hard work
paid off this week and made him a Private Pilot! Christian
hopes to complete his night rating and IFR this summer.
Good work and felicitations! Did I spell that
Karl Brambat has completed his Private License and
will be heading off with his first passenger on a cross
country next week. First passenger? Rhonda, the Instructor
who sent him solo! Good work Karl and get that night
rating for winter is coming...(you'd never
OAS pilot Stephane Tanguay finished up his Seaplane
rating out at West Capital this past week. If you are
interested in getting your float rating see Teri in
Dispatch for your hook up.
Speaking of Seaplane Ratings: The West Capital Aviation
is hosting a BBQ and info session at the OFC next door
on Thursday June 26th. Show up at 7PM if you want to
hear some more about this rating. If you want to sign
up state that you are from OAS so you don't end up getting
Flying Club Membership fees and the credit goes to our
school not the Club.
THREE NEW CLASS FOURS! Eeek, job market at saturation
level! Trevor McLaurin, Kim Cote and Jason Peake all
passed their instructor rides. What a great week here
at the school. Kim is off to Belgrade for the summer
and Trevor should be picking up some flights in Smith's
Falls soon. Jason is taking a breather, and then hoping
to start some part-time instructing. Special thanks
to DTE Ray Beland for spending so much time here last
week, and good work all. Also in Instructor news, Keith
Kelly is a now a class two! This Smith's Falls CFI is
keeping busy down there and has really picked up the
flying for this location.
Andrew Loveless has found his love...loveless... get
it? whatever... He is now officailly licensed and
has already taken up a passenger. Next he moves on to
his float rating this summer with the good folks out
at West Capital.
Speaking of which, congratulations to Stephane Tanguay,
OAS alumni, who finished his Seaplane rating this month.
The lovely and talented Elizabeth Den Otter is now
a licensed pilot! She finished up her training with
Andrew last month and did exceptionally well on both
the written and practical tests. Congratulations! We
hope to see Elizabeth recognise her career goals when
she finishes up her Aerospace Engineering degree. Good