Mike ColignyHometown: Prescott, AZ

Hometown Airport: KPRC

Occupation: Aerospace Consultant

Education: AS Marketing

Pilot Certificates: ATP SEL,MEL,Master CFI, CFI, CFII, CFMEI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Over 65 types J3 cub to Gulfstream III, have own a PA30B for 33 years

Education Specialty: Aerospace Consulting Business Development; CFI specialty TAA transition; Instrument Instruction & Simulation

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? My father – he was an aviation pioneer and licensed in 1926 as a professional pilot. Continued flying as a corporate pilot until his death in 1957.

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 40 years

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? I love to present at FIRCs and other aviation events when the topic I present covers simulation

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you’d like to mention? Conceived and than generated the initial standard for Advanced Aviation Training Devices. Organized and lead the initial FAA/Industry team to do this with the finally was a member of the FAA/Industry team that generated AC61-136 being generated. Finally fielded the first FAA approved AATD.