Willamette Aviation News

January 2019


Customer Appreciation at This Month's Second Saturday!

At this month's Second Saturday, we'll be hosting our annual Customer Appreciation Lunch with a YouTube Year in Review! There's no lack of aviation videos to be found on the Internet — everything from amazing aerobatic displays to the occasional skids, bumps, and gear-up landings. And while we often find ourselves amused and entertained by the skill (or folly) of others, there also is a lot to learn from what we find online. We've collected some of our favorite YouTube clips for discussion — drop by this month's seminar to see everything we've selected, along with a few tips that should improve your flying skills.
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on Jan. 12 at 1100 hours in the Education Hangar at Willamette Aviation. The event is certified for FAA Wings credit and there is no charge. Best of all, lunch is on us. We'll serve as many as we can, but please call us (503-678-2252) before noon on Friday, Jan. 11, so that we know how many folks to expect. As always, thanks for being part of our aviation community!


Short Finals…

· We're delighted to have Josh Thomas join our team of flight instructors at Willamette Aviation! Josh has lived in Oregon for most of his life, and he knew from a young age that he wanted to become a pilot. After attending college for two years and deciding to take some time off, he packed a bag and started traveling the world. Nearly two years and 26 countries later, Josh decided it was time to pursue flight in earnest. Training five days a week, he earned his commercial pilot license in just eight months. And now, with a desire to share his love of flying and adventure, he's a CFI at Willamette Aviation with an eye on the airlines in the not-too-distant future. Please say "Hi!" to Josh the next time you see him on campus.
· Our Private Pilot Ground School winter session gets underway this month — it's good value for student pilots, people who are getting ready to fly, and anyone who needs a refresher. The 40-hour, FAA-certified course is led by certified instructors and includes five complimentary hours in our Flight Lab (instruction fees apply), as well as free attendance to any future private pilot course. Classes start on Saturday, Jan. 26 and run each Saturday for 12 weeks from 0800-1200. Discovery pilots get a $100 tuition discount ($370, regularly $470), and all students get 10% off in the Pilot Shop for the duration of the class.


Look for more from Willamette Aviation in the next newsletter. Until then, fly smart and safe!

David F. Waggoner
Willamette Aviation
(503) 678-2252



Jan. 12: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: Customer Appreciation Lunch (Willamette Aviation)

Jan. 19: FAA medical exams (Jim Tarro M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)

Jan. 19: Monthly meeting, International Aerobatic Club, Oregon Chapter (Willamette Aviation)

Jan. 26: 0800: Private Pilot Ground School: Start of Winter Session (Willamette Aviation)


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Willamette Aviation Service, LLC
23115 Airport Road NE
Aurora, Oregon 97002