Charles McDougal, Vice Chairman

Charles is a flight instructor and ATP rated corporate pilot. After a 20 year career as a professional musician playing hotspots all over our great nation, including Dick’s Bar in Winner, SD and the Ooh- La-La club in San Antonio, TX, he learned to fly and began instructing. Charles eventually became the chief CFI at Wright Flyers Aviation where he managed the activities of up to 35 cheerful flight instructors, wrote experimental part 141 syllabi before it was fashionable, and birthed an accelerated training program for international aviators.

A DPE from 1999 to 2014, with over 10,000 hours of flight time logged in addition to over 2400 practical tests given, he is currently on sabbatical from teaching. Charles lives in San Antonio, TX where he helps his wife Madeleine care for other peoples dogs, writes about flying and flight training, composes and records music, and serves as chief pilot for a busy part 91 flight department.