Markus Stamm can be added to our growing rank of new private pilots. Markus and his wife Laura came to us seeking ground and flight instruction with the goal of becoming helicopter pilots. They started their instruction with our own Laura and were soon on their way. Markus quickly progressed, finishing his written test and breezing through his solo time. With Laura off to a new job Chris and Markus polished up his maneuvers in preparation for the check ride. After a thorough oral and flight exam he became the proud carrier of a newly minted private certificate. Since then he has already completed high altitude training in Arizona, begun training for his instrument and transitioned to some left seat flying. He is truly a hard working and driven learner. Congratulations from the team at NAFA.
Congratulations to Chris Caswell for passing his commercial check ride. Chris has been with us from early on and has been dedicated to making his dreams of flight a reality. His hard work and preparation made our jobs easy. We all look forward to flying with him in the future. Nice job Chris.
Matthias traveled quite a distance to get his helicopter training accomplished on a tight schedule, and which Boston helicopter flight school did he choose?
That’s a rhetorical question of course.
He chose to do his training at our Marlboro Airport helicopter school of course!
Here’s a little video of a perfect touch down from a first solo! Well done Matthias!
His instructor Anthony was proud..well done guys!
With helicopter flight school locations just west of Boston at the Marlboro Airport, and just north of Boston at the Lawrence Airport, we have lots of opportunities to head into the city to follow the class Bravo helicopter routes through Boston.
This particular night was a great night to fly, and our anticipated route through Boston, down to Plymouth Airport, and over to Norwood Airport for a fuel stop at Flight Level Aviation was looking like a good time.
Our route down Hamps and out Quarry was interesting with Logan landing on 4L and 4R – our altitude was 300 feet over the expressway (Quarry). Great training for our commercial student (who would, by the way, pass his commercial checkride a few days later).
We planned the route to take advantage of the tailwind down to Plymouth, and left enough reserves to get to another airport in case there was an issue at Norwood Airport.
With only one airplane in the pattern at Plymouth, it was easy enough to get in and out, and head over the cranberry bogs sheathed in darkness, the lights of Brockton guiding our way north to Norwood Airport by helicopter.
As we passed into Norwood’s Class Delta, the tower was closed, and there was one airplane announcing it’s departure. With winds favoring runway 35, it was a perfect chance to perform a night autorotation.
Our helicopter charter business is based at the Norwood Airport, so runway 35 is a very familiar area, perfectly safe to do a night autorotation in our Robinson helicopter.
Since the pattern was all ours and the tower had shutdown about an hour earlier, it was a great night to do some pattern work before getting fuel…surprise…no fuel at Norwood Airport after 8PM!
Glad we planned extra reserve..our next fuel stop was of course upwind!
Check for our helicopters at the Norwood Airport and go check out our helicopter flight schools at the Marlboro Airport and Lawrence Airport too!