New Glider Pilots

We are proud of all the members of Hood River Soaring who have become new glider pilots since we began flying in 2016.

Scroll all the way down to see the very first!

2024

Jeff Barnson passes commercial check ride 5/24
Jeff Barnson
Passes Commercial Checkride!

May 2024

 

Zack Riccelli Solo
Zack Riccelli
First Glider Solo!

May 11, 2024

Brian Prange Solo
Brian Prange
First Glider Solo!

April 19, 2024

Ian Weibke Solo on 14th birthday
Ian Weibke
Glider Solo on 14th Birthday!

March, 2024

Ori Maccabee solo
BrianHart
Zack R passes commercial glider checkride
Mathias Payne gets glider add-on
Ori Maccabee
First Glider Solo!

May 27, 2024

Brian Hart
Passed Commercial Check Ride!

May 15, 2024

Zack Riccelli
Passed Commercial Check Ride!

June 7,  2024

Mathias Payne
Passed Glider Add-On Check Ride!

June 28, 2024

2023

Banyan Carman first solo 2023-11-16
Banyan Carman
1st Solo!

November 16, 2023

Fritz Horst Solo
Fritz Horst
1st Solo!

October 8, 2023

Jeff Barnson Solo
Jeff Barnson
1st Glider Solo in 43 years!

September 13, 2023

Instructor and student standing with a glider - Hood River Soaring
Henry Mason
1st Solo!

August 24, 2023

Brian Hart Checkride 2023-06-21
Brian Hart
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: June 21, 2023

Isabel Ulland1st solo 2023-06-18
Isabel Ulland
1st Solo!

June 18, 2023

Brian Hart Solo web
Brian Hart
1st Solo!

June 1, 2023

Fox Gossett Checkride
Fox Gossett
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: January 7, 2023

2022

Rome Carse1st Glider Solo
Rome Carse
1st Solo!

November 23, 2022

Kylan Mullis first solo
Kylan Mullis
1st Solo!

November 12, 2022

Fox Gossett solo(1)
Fox Gossett
1st Solo!

September 26, 2022

First solo pilot and glider
Christian Crespell
1st Solo!

July 24, 2022

Jonathan Hart checkride
Jonathan Hart
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: July 19, 2022

2021

Ethan Ready Solo 02
Ethan Ready
1st Solo!

September 26, 2021

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Geoff Curtis
CFIG Rating

Checkride: May 7, 2021

Jonathan Hart Solo
Jonathan Hart
1st Solo!

January 10, 2021

2020

Steve Frisby CFIG Checkride
Steve Frisby
CFIG Rating

Checkride: Nov. 22, 2020

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Gideon Stasack
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: Nov. 21, 2020

Steve Frisby Checkride
Steve Frisby
Comm. Glider Pilot

Checkride: Nov. 10, 2020

Ian Wiebke Checkride
Ian Wiebke
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: June 20, 2020

2019

Glider Pilot Members
Eric Hamada
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: October 27, 2019

Glider Pilot Member
Seth Gilchrist
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: October 27, 2019

Glider Pilot Member
Chris Ames
1st Glider Solo

October 2, 2019

Glider Pilot Member
Victoria Ervin
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: July 12, 2019

Glider Pilot Members
Russ Werner
1st Glider Solo

June 30, 2019

Glider Pilot Member
Dwayne Troxel
Com. Glider Pilot

Checkride: June 28, 2019

Glider Pilot Member
Bill Boyd
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: May 31, 2019

Glider Pilot Members
Dwayne Troxel
1st Glider Solo

Checkride: June 9, 2019

Youth Glider Pilot
Eric Hamada
1st Glider Solo

April 24, 2019

Youth Glider Pilot Hood River Soaring
Ian Wiebke
1st Solo!

April 20, 2019

Glider Pilot Hood River Soaring
Joe Thomas
1st Glider Solo

April 20, 2019

2018

Glider Pilot Member
Stan Voynick
1st Glider Solo

November 9, 2018

Glider Pilot Hood River Soaring
Seth Gilchrist
1st Glider Solo

November 8, 2018

Youth Glider Pilot Member
Gideon Stasak
1st Solo!

November 3, 2018

Glider Pilot Members
Victoria Ervin
1st Solo!

October 27, 2018

Glider Pilot Members
Bill Boyd
1st Solo!

September 29, 2018

Glider Pilot Members
Mark Stanfield
CFIG

Checkride: April 29, 2018

Glider Pilot Hood River Soaring
Mike Kingen
Com. Glider Pilot

Checkride: April 22, 2018

2017

Glider Pilot Members
Mark Stanfield
Com. Glider Pilot

Checkride: October 29, 2017

Glider Pilot Members
Ron Montague
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: October 28, 2017

Glider Pilot Members
Russ Read
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: October 6, 2017

Glider Pilot Members
Mark Johnson
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: October 22, 2017

Glider Pilot Members
Mark Johnson
1st Glider Solo

October 18, 2017

Hood River Soaring Gliding
Al Creigh
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: September 15, 2017

Russ Read Solo
Russ Read
1st Glider Solo

September 10, 2017

Mark Stanfield Solo 02
Mark Stanfield
1st Glider Solo

August 27, 2017

Glider Pilot Member
Cory Roesler
Com. Glider Pilot

Checkride: August 12, 2017

Glider Pilot Members
Nathan Fuentes
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: August 11, 2017

Ron Montague Solo
Ron Montague
1st Glider Solo

July 9, 2017

Al Creigh Solo
Al Creigh
1st Glider Solo

May 21, 2017

2016

Glider Pilot Member
Cory Roeseler
Private Glider Pilot

Checkride: October 8, 2016

Glider Pilot Members
Francisco Naylor
1st Solo!

September 18, 2016

Glider Pilot Member
Cory Roeseler
1st Glider Solo

September 4, 2016

Youth Glider Pilot
Nathan Fuentes
1st Solo!

July 2, 2016

Hood River Soaring opened for its first official day of operations on Sunday, May 29, 2016.  Among the student pilots who queued up for instruction that day were Nathan Fuentes, Francisco Naylor, and Cory Roeseler.  In July, Nathan became the first member of HRS to solo.  He was also the first of the youth members, quickly followed by Francisco Naylor in September.  Cory, who soloed in September, became the 2nd President of HRS.