Student Milestones

Here are a few of our students enjoying their accomplishments made possible by the dedication and hard work of the students and instructors at NAI.

Adam Riggen

Adam Riggen earned his Certified Flight Instructor certificate on December 28th. Bob Beede is his instructor.

Quinn Hampson

Quinn Hampson made his first solo flight on December 19th. Tyler Bell is his instructor.

James Bedell

James Bedell made his first solo flight on December 20. Mano Lalchandani is his instructor.

India Meyer

India Meyer earned her Private Pilot License on November 19th. Dan Morse is her instructor.

Dillon Natle

Dillon Natle made his first solo flight on November 9th. John Domaingue is his instructor.

Katie Mack

Katie Mack made her first solo flight on November 8th. Kim Williams is her instructor.

Justin Svegliato

Justin helped with the setup and did much of his training in our new virtual reality glider simulator. The sim will allow aspiring glider pilots to stay sharp and continue their training in the off season. Anyone interested in training in the sim can contact Dave Strassburg at DSFlighttraining@gmail.com. [...]

Jenny Gold

Jenny Gold made her first solo flight on October 26th. Bob Beede and Rose Ganim are her instructors.

Mike Markiewicz

Mike Markiewicz made his first solo flight on October 23rd, also his 67th birthday. Mano Lalchandani is his instructor.

Justin Allis

Justin Allis made his first solo flight on October 17th. Kip Williams is his instructor.

Shaoh Hung

Shaoh Hung made his first solo flight on October 4th. Joe Marino is his instructor.

Greg Lachenmayer

Greg Lachenmayer earned his CFI Airplane Add On, on October 4th. Joe Marino is his instructor.

Bobby Klesch

Bobby Klesch earn his Private Pilot License on October 1sh. Vinnie Melling is his instructor.

Ken Katz

Ken Katz earned his Commercial Multi Engine rating on September 26th. Bob Beede is his instructor.

Nate Spiller

Nate Spiller earned his Commercial Multi Engine rating on September 25th. Joe Marino is his instructor.

Jen Akey

Jen Akey earned her Commercial Rating on September 8th. Tyler Bell is her instructor.

Pat Routier

Pat Routier earned his Commercial Rating on September 12th. John Domaingue is his instructor.

Alex Engelson

Alex Engelson earned his Multi-Engine Commercial rating on September 8th. Dave Strassburg is his instructor.

Matt Fandray

Matt Fandray made his first solo flight on August 28th. Tyler Bell is his instructor.

Peter Elsea

Peter Elsea successfully added a glider rating to his private pilot certificate at the Northampton Airport on August 23, 2020. Peter is a member of the Mohawk Soaring Club in North Adams, MA. As a busy physician, his free time is limited.  Peter came to Northampton to supplement his training [...]

Tyler Wojcik

Tyler Wojcik made his first solo flight on August 21st. Mano Lalchandani is his instructor.

Daighan Leblanc

Yesterday he turned 14. Today Daighan Leblanc did his first solo in our Schweizer 2-33A glider. He handled some challenging conditions yesterday and started off today with a picture perfect takeoff and landing. Daig started training 3 weeks ago and is the third member of the Northampton Youth Glider [...]

Jason Archer

Great Barrington flight instructor Jason Archer (L) successfully removed the propellor limitation from his pilot certificate today by passing his commercial glider checkride. Jason came to the Northampton Airport to train for his multi-engine  instructor rating and “accidentally” got a glider rating along the way. Dave Strassburg is his instructor.If you [...]