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MISHAWAKA PILOTS CLUB

Spotlight on our Members ........
Let's Show Our Pride In Our Current and Former Members
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Member Judy Longenecker & friend TJ Shaum hosted local Girl Scout Troop 00509 ...
Judy and TJ both members of the 99's (an all female group of women pilots started in 1927 with 99 members present and Amelia Earhart as their first president) provided the young ladies a great evening by sharing their passion for flying and letting all the girls sit in the airplane and describing how each of the controls and gauges worked, as well as providing snacks. See more pictures in the Girl Scouts Album on our "Pictures Page"
Member Dane Larsen has been busy sharing the gift of flight with new friends ....
         Not to mention "Date Night" with his lovely wife Jan
Member Dana Hupp got in a few flights as well in his A36 Bonanza ....
The Kwong Family on a beautiful sunny day
Potential new Member, Markus, joined us for a Breakfast Flight
Granddaughter Maeve, and Son-In-Law, Des trip to Fort Wayne for a soccer game
Wife, Nancy for a day at Mackinac Island exploring the sights
 And a huge THANK YOU to our neighbors to the South, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Groh for letting us trim the tops of several large trees to keep our approach path clear
 I spotted this beautiful visitor to our field
Nick, seen here with DPE Todd Haifley on completion of his check ride
Congratulations to Nick Daub on passing his
Private Pilot Check ride !!!!!!
and to his Flight Instructor Roy Marchant
NEW FRIENDS STEVE AND FIONA STOPPED BY OUR BREAKFAST MEETING AND CAUGHT A RIDE TO BOLINBROOK WITH US ...
WAY TO GO
KENNY SELNER 1ST SOLO !!!!
(FIRST 1ST SOLO IN OUR NEW CLUB PLANE)
WAY TO GO
MICHAEL SUTTON 1ST SOLO !!!!
The Balk Family took a ride with Dana on a beautiful summer day
Best way to travel to your soccer game .. ask Grandpa for a ride !!!
CONGRATULATIONS MEMBER JOHN BAYKO FIRST SOLO
NEW FRIENDS, TAMMY AND HER SON ISAIAH
TOOK A RIDE AROUND THE LOCAL AREA
NEW MEMBER MEL CHAPMAN, IS FLYING HIS CHEROKEE 140 FROM TEXAS TO ITS NEW HOME AT THE PILOTS CLUB !
A BIG PILOTS CLUB WELCOME TO MEL AND HIS FAMILY
Another great Saturday morning breakfast flyout to Plainwell, MI
Dana Hupp, Todd Bemenderfer, Steve Cook, and new Members,
Steve Gula, and Markus Jacob.
Dana Hupp and Bill Langford's A36 Bonanza on the ramp in Carrington, North Dakota. Dana, and Todd Bemenderfer, flew Hilary Asher there to pickup the new plane that he and Arden Adamson have purchased to bring to the Pilots Club, A beautiful Citabria !
Nearly a 10 hour round trip for the Bonanza in one day, and Dana's first time landing in North Dakota. Unfortunately Hilary's trip home will take much longer.
What could be better than having a perfect late afternoon to go flying
in Northern Indiana ..... In February !!!!!!!!
Home Building Project by Jon Nace
Magnificent Quality !!
NEW AIRPORT SIGN IS UP !!!!
CONGRATULATIONS CHARLES FLORANCE
1ST SOLO !!!!!!!!!!
WOW ... ANOTHER MPC 2020 SOLO
CONGRATULATIONS SULLY LETCHER, AND TO HIS FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS, GLENN ORNAT & CHRIS RINGOS
SULLY'S MOM, CASSIE CAME TO CELEBRATE HER SONS ACHIEVMENT
ON THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2021 CONGRATULATIONS TO BRADY ORNAT and CHRIS HUGHES, THEY BOTH MADE THEIR 1ST SOLO !!!!!!!!!! ON THEIR BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!
FOR BRADY, IT WAS HIS 16TH BIRTHDAY, IN A TAILWHEEL CESSNA 170
CHRIS IS A LITTLE BIT OLDER, BUT NO LESS OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AS HE SOLOED OUR CLUB CESSNA 172
BRADY SEEN HERE WITH HIS MOM KIM, AND DAD GLENN,
WHO IS ALSO BRADY'S FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
PROUD PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS THERE FOR THIS MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT
BRADY
CHRIS
GLENN SEEN HERE WITH HIS TWO STUDENTS AFTER THEY BOTH MADE THEIR 1ST SOLO BIRTHDAY FLIGHT
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN BAYKO
ON FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2021 HE PASSED HIS PRIVATE PILOT CHECKRIDE !!
THE FIRST TO DO SO IN OUR CLUB CESSNA 172
John seen here after passing his checkride in N78195