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Congratulations to Charlotte Asdal, the youngest of five sisters who have graduated flight training courses with Century Air. Charlotte, 18, (right), achieved her private pilot license on February 10th and has already started working on her instrument rating. She will be graduating high school this spring, and is planning on attending the US Naval Academy in June, where she will be studying Arabic and hopes to eventually become a Foreign Area Officer. Charlotte will be the fourth sister to attend the US Naval Academy!
Read more about the sisters below. They are a truly remarkable group of young women who have accomplished amazing things in their very young lives. We are very proud that they have chosen to attend Century Air, and It has been a pleasure to have them training with us over the past 10 years!
Ashley, 26, (left) is the eldest sister and the first to attend flight training with Century Air. She enrolled in 2002, and completed her private pilot certification, instrument rating and multi-engine rating while also attending high school. Ashley graduated the US Naval Academy in 2009, and she went on get her Masters degree at Harvard and is currently deployed in the Arabian Gulf on the USS FARRAGUT, a destroyer based out of Mayport, Florida.
Lindsey, 24, (second from left) received her commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings from Century Air in 2005. She went on to graduate from the US Naval Academy in 2010 and is currently flying P-3's in Jacksonville. Lindsey proudly graduated at the top of her flight class in Corpus Christi flying a King Air, and in Enid, Oklahoma flying T-6's.
Annie, 23, (third from left) received her private pilot certificate in 2007. Annie chose Duke University for her education, graduating with an economics and English degree in 2011. She is currently teaching in Memphis, TN with "Teach for America."
Kirsten, 21, (right) received her private pilot certificate in 2009. She is set to graduate from the US Naval Academy this spring as a Chinese major and is planning on continuing her studies at Oxford over the next two years.
Congratulations to all the Asdal sisters on your achievements and thank you for your service to our country!
In 2009, at the young age of 18, Marwan Omaira, came from Egypt on an M-1 Visa to attend professional flight training at Century Air. He received his private pilot certificate and instrument rating in one year, and then returned to Egypt. Marwan came back to Century Air last fall, and completed his professional training, achieving his commercial pilot certificate on December 18th. He has done a great job, and should be very proud of his accomplishments. He has also completed the ATP FAA Written Exam and is once again returning to his homeland - this time to apply for a job with Egypt Air. Marwan said "good-bye" to some of the friends he made while training (seen here: Josh, Susana, Marwan, Ahmed and Abhishek).
We wish him well and we're very confident that he will have a successful career in aviation!
We are very proud to announce that Fred Hartman has accepted the position of Chief Flight Instructor for Century Air.
Fred has been working as a part-time flight instructor with Century Air for the past four years, while he was also working as a full-time teacher in Hillsdale public school. He recently retired the public school after 32 years, and is now continuing his teaching career full-time in aviation.
Fred began taking flight lessons many years ago, achieving his private certificate in 1979. After nearly twenty years, he decided that aviation would be his next career so he began instrument training with Century Air in 1998, and continued on to get his commercial, multi-engine, CFI, CFII and MEI. He has proven himself to be an excellent pilot and flight instructor, and he is a great asset to Century Air. We are proud to have him working with us!
As Chief Flight Instructor, Fred is responsible for all aspects of Century Air’s FAA Approved Part 141 programs. All students are welcome to speak with Fred regarding any aspect of their ground and flight training.
Anna Varvarkina arrived from Russia on July 4th in hopes of obtaining her private pilot certificate in only 7 weeks. While that was a very challenging goal in itself, she also needed to find a place to live, and a form of transportation on very limited funds. Anna quickly found a room for rent (7 miles from Caldwell Airport) and borrowed a bicycle to peddle her way to school every day. She worked extremely hard to achieve her goal, and passed her private pilot checkride on August 27th - the day before Hurricane Irene completely flooded New Jersey and shut down the airport.
All of us at Century Air were impressed by her positive attitude, determination and high energy. We figured out that she rode that bicycle over 750 miles back and forth to school - and she did it rain or shine. Great job, Anna!
Students can now learn the G1000 systems in the simulator and transition to the aircraft with complete confidence to operate the modern TAA equipment. There are only 65 of these “real” G1000 simulators in the world. The simulator is equipped with the GFC-700 autopilot and flight director, and offers a world-wide data base of airports, airline quality visuals and all weather (and flight) scenarios. This modern equipment offers a level of professionalism rarely found in general aviation and is utilized for both IFR and VFR training.
During the months of Feb-March, we are offering free demonstrations to all pilots interested in flying the G1000. Call our dispatch desk if you are interested!
We are proud to announce that Christopher Machado was awarded 1st Place in the nation for his essay on How to Finance a Career in Aviation.
Christopher is currently a student pilot at Century Air, and is expected to graduate the Private Pilot program within the next month. He began training in October 2009 and accomplished his first solo in January 2010, when he was just 16 years old.
Christopher plans on using the $3000 prize money towards gaining his instrument rating at Century Air over the next year. After that he will be continuing his education in the career pilot program with Century Air and he is dedicated to becoming an airline pilot in his future.
We look forward to watching his achievements in aviation and congratulate him on a job well done!
» Read Christopher’s 500 word winning essay
At Century Air, we are watching the progress of all our valued customers as they advance through the private pilot program. Although most students learn to fly in the Cessna 172, Robert has chosen to complete all his training in the Cirrus SR-20, which he is considering purchasing in the future. The Cirrus is a Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) providing highly advanced instrumentation and capabilities – but the stick and rudder skills are still paramount to becoming a proficient pilot! Congratulations, Robert!
We proudly announce that Captain Richard A. Greene, President and Owner of Century Air, is the recipient of the Flight Instructor of the Year Award from the Teterboro FSDO of the FAA.
The award, which is given in recognition of Captain Greene’s 50 years of dedication to flight training and his efforts to promote the FAA Safety Team’s Mission, was presented by Mr. George Bennett, Manager of the FAA, during the FAA Safety Team Seminar on March 23, 2010.
Congratulations, Captain Greene!
September 25, 2008
Century Air was featured on The Early Show in a segment about learning to fly. David Price, the CBS Weatherman, obtained his Private Pilot certificate at Century, and is currently transitioning to the Cirrus aircraft for advanced training. We thought you might enjoy this.