SANTA PAULA, California—Master Aerobatic Instructor and spin training expert Rich Stowell recently announced plans to base from Cascade Airport (U70) starting this summer. Located 35 miles south of McCall, Idaho, the setting is reminiscent of the practice area east of Santa Paula Airport (SZP) where Stowell has spent most of his time since 1987.
According to Stowell, “My wife and I fell in love with Idaho during an aviation-related trip in 2002.” He added, “We’ve spent the last few years building a house, procuring a Super Decathlon, and securing a hangar. Everything is now in place.” When asked how this affects his twenty-two-year relationship with CP Aviation, he said, “I’m not leaving CP Aviation; I’m just branching out to a summer location. CP Aviation is home when I’m in California.” As has always been the case, CP Aviation maintains several instructors on staff who are qualified to teach Stowell’s EMTÃ‚Â® Program, including the country’s first (and only) female Master Aerobatic Instructor, Judy Phelps.