Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Hometown Airport: KGEU

Occupation: Aviation Educator and Flight Instructor

Website: www.hawksim.com

Education: Kansas State University-Salina

Pilot Certificates: ATP, CFII/MEI, AGI/IGI, four type ratings

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Cessna, Piper, Citation 550, Citation 525 (S), and Beechjet 400A

Education Specialty: IFR training, Single Pilot Resource Management, Turbine Transition

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? Childhood fascination.

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 19 Years

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Seeing the reaction of my clients when they learn and perform something new.

What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? The cost of insurance.

Why did you join SAFE? It appears to be a solid organization with the quality of education as a top priority.

What would you like to see change in aviation? I would like to see more experienced pilots become involved in aviation education.  They have a lot of experience to share.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? Help professional pilots remember why they started in this profession.  It might kindle a spark to get some experienced pilots more involved.