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Our very own Scott Quatacker, solos in a helicopter. A fixed wing pilot since 2011, Scott decided it was time to try something different. If you are flying up in Porterville, you might hear Scott in his 1952 Bell 47D1. Way to go Scott!  When’s the check ride?… Continue Reading

The Bakersfield Flying Club Presents…..  Secrets to a Great Weather Briefing May 29, 6:30pm, at the Clubhouse.  Exclusive seminar for BFC Members and friends. We have booked, retired National Weather Service specialist, Dan Gudgel, coming all the way from Hanford. The Standard Pilot Weather Briefing (PWB) format presented to aviators has been used for over … Continue Reading

A Stick and Rudder Skills Challenge for Pilots, Student Pilots, and Everyone Else. Challenge others or just yourself with the Full Motion Redbird Flying Challenge Cup.  This is a worldwide competition and you could win a free trip to Oshkosh!  The Bakersfield Flying Club is offering prizes to our top performers as well and a … Continue Reading

Working at a very fast pace, Sean Tannenbaum earned his Private Pilot Certificate yesterday, taking just a few months.  Forecasts of moderate turbulence never came true, as it turned out to be a pretty smooth day in the air for his checkride. His Instructor, Bren, couldn’t have been prouder.  “He’s a pretty sharp young man” … Continue Reading

Big Bakersfield Bear Hug to Randy Patterson for completing his first solo on April 8. Clear skies and calm winds prevailed at KMIT when Randy took to flight for the first time, all by his lonesome. “He did a great job,” said his instructor, Bill Woodbury, “with three picture-perfect landings and a textbook arrival back … Continue Reading