Hometown: Hardy, VA

Hometown Airport: KROA

Occupation: Independent CFI

Education: Masters

Pilot Certificates: ATP-ME, COMM-glider, PVT-ASES, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Mooney 201, Beech C23, 24, A36, 55,58, CE 172,182, 206, 210, Beech kingAir 90, Piper pa-28, 34 & 34R, 32-200T. Gruman Tiger, etc.

Education Specialty: Instrument training, BFRs & IPCs

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? Attended US Air Force Academy, class of 70

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 12 yrs.

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Sharing with others the thrill and privledge of flight

What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Seeing students drop out

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? Flying a multi-engine lighter-than-airship (the FUJI Blimp)

Why did you join SAFE? To continue to learn

What would you like to see change in aviation? Drop out rates of students

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? Mentoring of CFIs

Who are your role models in aviation? Capt’n John M. Cox, Pres. Safety Operations Systems, Inc.