Rochester Aviation News
Rochester Aviation would like to announce the 2nd annual 2013 Air Race. We have selected three aviation destinations. Each destination was selected for its hospitality to General Aviation and all offer local restaurants and attractions. Starting May 15th we will be revealing the three destinations and providing Air Race T-Shirts to all participants. Participants will have until June 30th at 6:00PM to submit photographic evidence of their arrival at each destination (wearing the air race T-shirt in front of a sign or logo). We will have a progress map and photo gallery posted in the Rochester Aviation reception area of the terminal building to be updated upon receipt of participant’s photos. Upon the completion of the 2013 Air Race, Rochester Aviation will be holding a Featured BBQ with raffles prizes. Prizes will include a flight bag package, a KING AV8OR color screen Aviation GPS, and other great aviation goodies. Each participant to complete the Air Race locations will receive one Raffle Ticket per each Air Race T-Shirt purchased. The first pilot to reach all three locations will receive two bonus Raffle Tickets along with bragging right for the remainder of 2013! The second pilot will receive one bonus Raffle Ticket. All participants will keep their Air Race T-shirts at the end of the event. Application for participation in the 2013 Air Race will cost $35 and all proceeds will benefit a Rochester Aviation Scholarship to be awarded in October 2013. Anybody is welcome to apply for the Rochester Aviation Scholarship, please pick up an application form at Rochester Aviation. Happy flying!
Rochester Aviation is proud to announce Kelby's achievement of receiving his Master CFI accreditation. Of the nearly 100,000 CFI's in the country, only 700 have been recipients of the MCFI designation. For this reason, Master CFI is considered one of the most prestigious honors in Flight Training.
Way to Go Kelby.
AOPA Flight Training Execelence Award Winner
Rochester Aviation of Skyhaven Airport, Rochester NH, was awarded by AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, an ‘Outstanding Flight School’ Award at the National AOPA Summit meeting on October 10th. Of the thousands of flight schools in America, over 500 were nominated for consideration by AOPA. The nominations were based on overall customer satisfaction and flight training excellence. Only five awards were presented representing the top one percent of nominated Schools. These schools are considered the National Leaders of the professional flight-training world. Gold Seal Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot Kelby Ferwerda started Rochester Aviation three years ago. The growth of Ferwerda’s flight school has continued strongly and has developed into a community based aviation environment. The Rochester Aviation community has been driven by social gatherings, educational events, and of course Flying! Over the next few months Rochester Aviation will be working with Flight Training Magazine and AOPA to better spotlight the driving force behind Rochester Aviation’s success.
The Top 5 Winning Flight Schools group photo
AOPA president Craig Fuller and our very own Kelby Ferwerda