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“LONG” TIME COMING – DAVE PASSES HIS CHECKRIDE!! Giant ‘boo-yah” going out to Dave Long for successfully completing his private pilot practical test. Dave began training some 15 years ago, but life intervened and his training got delayed. Now he can claim ownership of the title, Private Pilot. Dave is daddy to three great kids … Continue Reading

  “29 flew 26 Miles Across the Sea to Santa Catalina…” The Bakersfield Flying Club, friends and family members joined together on March 30th in a fun day of adventure.  The participation was excellent, involving 29 people. These are some of the comments expressed by some of the individuals after the flyout. “An amazing experience, … Continue Reading

Join your friends at The Bakersfield Flying Club on a Fly Out to Catalina Island “The Airport In The Sky”     Where:     Catalina (AVX) When:      Saturday March 28, 2015 Depart:     KBFL at 10:00 am     Don’t have your own airplane? No worries.  Student pilot? No problem.  Want to share the cost?  We’ve got … Continue Reading

-The news is out….   your local Bakersfield Flying Club has been recognized, nationally, as being one of the Top 10 flight schools in the entire country by AOPA!   AOPA is the world’s largest aviation association and created the Flight Training Excellence Awards to highlight the best flight training has to offer.  AOPA also nationally recognized  … Continue Reading

A big congrats to my student pilot Jimmy Watkins! He made his solo flight in ’977 on Tuesday afternoon, 2/10. They were filming a car commercial or something at KMIT that afternoon involving a Smart Car, so I made a joke about one being on the runway…that was a go-around I threw at him on … Continue Reading