Mike Voie joined MDPA in July, 2023. Mike became interested in flying in high school where he grew up and learned to fly at a local flight school. He earned his Private Pilot certificate in 1992 and continued his training to earn his Commercial, Instrument, and CFI certificates in 1994 at BBCC Flight school in Moses Lake, WA.
Mike loves flying for the fun it provides, the convenient transportation it provides and the convenience of travelling on his own schedule. Yep, he sounds like a pilot.
Mike is a member of the Concord Flying Club and divides his flying time between the club Bonanza, a RV7A and a Cessna 182.
His experience to date includes:
His most memorable & exciting times experienced in flying include:
As with the rest of us, he loves the freedom and access of flying and dislikes headwinds and fuel prices. His favorite destinations include:
Ernie Wintter joined MDPA in June, 2023. He is a dedicated pilot who started flying in 1973 on his 16th birthday. Ernie worked every Saturday and turned his paycheck over to the flight school at the airport the next day to reserve block time and training towards his pilot certificate. He received his private pilot’s license in 1975 after 2 years of hard work. His first memories of flying are with his dad when he was 7 years old.
Today Ernie flies a 1980 Cessna Centurion T210N and like many of us flies for fun, recreation and travel.
His favorite destination is Truckee, CA and he loves the landscapes he views while airborne. The only thing he dislikes about flying are the associated costs.
When asked about his favorite memories or most exciting times he has experienced when flying his answer was a cross country vacation at age 23 which included a flight over the Teton Mountains and flying below the rim in the Grand Canyon when it was still legal.
Ernie is a seasoned pilot and has accumulated the following hours over the years:
In addition to flying, Ernie enjoys:
MDPA extends a hearty WELCOME to Ernie and we look forward to including him in the association and as a volunteer.
Greg Jacobs joined MDPA in May, 2022 and comes to us with 54 years of flying experience. He received his Private Pilot certificate on January 10, 1969. Greg currently holds a Commercial certificate and flies a beautiful Mooney out of Buchanan Field. Greg’s Mooney is hangared on the West Ramp.
He is a passionate flyer and got into it because he loves flying and that his dad was a B-17 captain in WWII.
Greg has flown numerous single engine aircraft over the years. The writer concludes he has a connection to Mooney aircraft since he has owned 4 Mooney aircraft, including:
2 C models,
1 J model
and his current R model (an Ovation).
He has also spent about 400 hours flying right seat as co-pilot in several Cessna Citation models:i.e., Citation I, II, III, V and VI.
Greg’s favorite memories from flying were an 11 day cross trip to see as many of the airports within the United states as he could. His earliest memory about flying happened when he began flying in 1969.
He loves being airborne above everyone and enjoying the great view as he traverses the terrain below the airplane. There is nothing he dislikes about flying, except perhaps an engine failure. Greg, everyone in MDPA agrees with you. Especially those of us who have indeed experienced an engine failure.
Greg enjoys spending time at Lake Tahoe, which is a short flight from the Bay Area. His second favorite destination(s) are the backcountry strips in Idaho. Most likely in the Frank Church Wilderness Area.
Greg has flown over 4,000 hours as PIC since 1969.
Other activities that Greg enjoys:
& Trips with friends
Greg - Welcome to MDPA at Buchanan Field!