My first flight in a GA aircraft was up over the wilderness of Alaska. I was flying up to a tiny town above the arctic circle, and the pilot who took me there in a Cessna twin let me sit right seat. Flying (relatively) low and slow, the view of the vast expanses of Alaska from the cockpit was incredible, and the sense of freedom was exhilarating. That’s when I decided I had to learn to fly. We pilots of “little” airplanes get to experience the world in a way quite unlike any other.
I’m a recovering academic. I taught at the university level for 10 years. So learning and teaching is in my blood. One of the great things about flying is that, whether you intend to pursue it as a career or simply as a lifelong avocation, there is always something new to learn, something new to master, new ratings to pursue, new airplanes to fly, new places to go. It’s a constant challenge, and never gets boring. It’s a lifelong pursuit, a lifetime of learning. As an instructor, nothing gives me more pleasure than to share my passion for flying and see my students succeed.
Tom was my instructor. He taught me how to fly, and took me through the subsequent Instrument and Commercial ratings. I know first hand how hard he works for his students. So, I jumped at the opportunity when he asked me to come teach for his school. We want all of our students to become skilled, knowledgeable, and above all, safe pilots. That is our goal, and we work hard to make sure each of our students gets there. Whatever your goals are–a private pilot or a career in aviation–we will work hard with you to make them a reality. And we will have a lot of fun along the way.