|Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Home Airport: N07
Occupation: Flight School Owner/Instructor
Education: B.S. Business Administration, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, 1976
Pilot Certificates: ATP, SEL, SES, MEL, CFI, CFII, MEI, CGA, CGI
Airplanes Flying/Flown: Cessnas, Pipers, Mooneys
Educational Specialty: Chief Instructor for a Part 141 School
Q & A
|What drew you to aviation? I fell in love with aviation after taking a $10 Discovery Flight in 1978.
How long have you been involved in aviation education? I earned my CFI/CFII in 1983 and started working as a part-time instructor.
What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? The joy of a first solo or new rating.
What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Billing, but it feels better when I’m able to make payroll.
Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? It started with a $10 discovery flight and has been an incredible life journey, far exceeding my expectations.
Why did you join SAFE? It’s vital to the aviation industry that aviation educators have a member-driven organization to promote professionalism and excellence in aviation education and safety.
What would you like to see change in aviation? It’s been my dream to see flight instruction become a respected profession and not a stepping-stone to something else.
Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? Been searching for that answer since I started Aero Safety Training in 1993!
Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you’d like to mention? Earning the Master Instructor designation along with being named the 2009 Teterboro Flight Instructor of the Year.
Who are your role models in aviation? The WASPS are my heroes.