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Archive for June, 2011

Month Archive: June, 2011

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Flight Instructors Wanted

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Santa Cruz Flying Club is actively looking for CFI’s at this time. We’re looking for instructors interested in teaching in our single engine aircraft (C172) and our students are typically training for Private, Instrument and Commercial certificates, as well as existing pilots needing Biennial Flight Reviews (BFR) and Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPC).

You would be working as an independent contractor at the Santa Cruz Flying Club, typical instructor rates are $50/hour and instructors are paid directly by the students in most cases. We do have instructor membership dues of $120/month which gives you access to the club, classroom space, simulator, scheduler and aircraft. As prospective students call the club office they are passed along to the various flight instructors based on their schedule and availability.

If you would like to inquire for more information or if you have any questions please contact the Santa Cruz Flying Club at 831-722-4580 or via email at scfcmgr@scfc.org. Additional information about the club can be found at https://scfc.org.

Trip Report: Columbia Fly-In, June 18, 2011

Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Photo by Gunther Hagleitner

Photo by Gunther Hagleitner

Wow, what a trip! Dan Jadick, Bruce Bundy and I spent a wonderful day in the Sierra foothills. We could not have chosen a better day for a smooth ride to Columbia State Park in California’s gold country. We launched into a typical central coast summer overcast layer IFR to VFR on top then direct to O22 and arrived at our destination in about an hour. Columbia is a very popular place during the summer as we were #4 for landing after doing a 360 for spacing

We stepped out into the warm 82 degree sunshine and the distinct smell of pine trees and moist summer soil in the air. We spent about 3 hours exploring the town, rich in gold fever history, had lunch in the local saloon, complete with Sarsaparilla, and an ice cream before heading for home. Overall, a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Santa Cruz Flying Club, 170 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA 95076 · Phone: 831-722-4580 · Email SCFC