Hobie Tomlinson during the replacement of the old rotating beacon at Burlington International (BVT)

Hobart Caleb "Hobie" Tomlinson, DPE, FAAST Rep, EAA Flt Adv., FAA Master Pilot, 7th MCFI, CSIP, BPPP and 2012 National "Flight Instructor of the Year" with 39,000+ flight hours and 14,000+ hours of instruction given.

Hobie is an experienced business operations and logistics manager within national and international aviation industry. His areas of expertise include: managing fleets of aircraft, pilots, safety programs, and training staff.

As a highly respected professional in Aviation Safety, Tomlinson has developed and managed comprehensive safety programs for permanent fleets at FBO sites and for private aircraft owners and their crews. In addition, Tomlinson has provided flight instruction and acted as an FAA examiner for wide variety of small to large aircraft for 35+ years. Having operated an independent flight instruction service, consulted with flight schools, and provided instruction to private individuals, he brings a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience.