Huckleberry breakfasts back at airport
May 1, 2013
May is back and so are the Huckleberry Pancake
Breakfasts at the Boundary County Airport hosted
by the local EAA club. The first one is May 25
at 8 a.m., so bring your hungry bellies and a
donation ($5 suggested) to enjoy your local
airport and all you can eat huckleberry
pancakes, eggs, sausage coffee and juice!
The local EAA club, Chapter 757, hosts a
breakfast on the last Saturday of the month from
May through September in order to raise flight
scholarship money for local youth.
Last year the club gave out $7,000 in flight
training scholarships, and gave out two
scholarships to Trevor Schneider and Dalin
Hubbard. Both Schneider and Hubbard have
completed the Private Pilot Ground School and
plan to take the knowledge test in the coming
weeks and have recently begun their flight
Nathan Negoi, of Bonners Ferry is the newest
private pilot at Northern Air. Negoi was awarded
the 2012 EAA Youth Flight Training scholarship
and has been working hard for the past year,
helping out around the airport and spending as
much time as possible in and around the
On April 30, he took his check ride and toughed
it out in the gusting wind to successfully earn
Northern Air’s Private Pilot Ground School has
ended for the season, and several of the
students in have already passed their FAA
written knowledge exams.
This is one of the first big hurdles in learning
Ground school prepares new flight students for
the aviation knowledge fields of weather,
airport operations, airspace, aerodynamics,
aircraft operation and performance, flight
planning and navigation, aeromedical factors and
federal aviation regulations.
Rick Peterson and Jade Parker of Bonners Ferry
and Ian Wheeler of Sandpoint all passed their
Private Pilot Knowledge tests on April 25 at
Northern Air’s new testing center.
Several others are due to take their tests in
the next few weeks. Some of these students have
already started flying, while others will use
this milestone to begin flight training.
Shem Johnson, of Bonners Ferry, has put the
finishing touches on his Piper J4 Cub that he
rebuilt, and earned his tailwheel rating so he
can fly it.
“Sometimes us old-timer pilots think we can just
get out there and fly anything. Well, this thing
proved me wrong!” exclaimed Johnson after taming
his new airplane and getting his official
logbook sign-off from instructor Wayne Sommers.
Tim Oberemok, of Spokane, earned his twin engine
rating in his Cessna 337 aircraft.
Tim’s brother, Roman, earned his twin rating
several weeks before in the same aircraft.
A third brother plans to start his twin training
later this spring.
For more information about the pancake
breakfasts or what goes on at your local airport
call Northern Air at (208) 267-4359 or visit the
More information about the local EAA chapter 757
and the Youth Flight Scholarships can be found
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