Ray Spengler

Hometown: Sonoma CA

Hometown Airport: 0Q9, KAPC, O69

Occupation: Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor

Website: www.skyparkflying.com

Education: BS Aviation Management

Pilot Certificates: ATP, CFI/CFII, AGI, IGI, A&P

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Many

Education Specialty: Aviation Management

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? My time as a Civil Air Patrol cadet in the late 1960sHow long have you been involved in aviation education? Over 12 years

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Helping others to achieve their dream of learning to fly. Someone’s first solo.

What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Sometimes the repetitiveness.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? Many…have to think about this one.

Why did you join SAFE? To help instill the aspect of safety in everyone associated with aviation.

What would you like to see change in aviation? FAA bringing some “common sense” to regulations.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? I won’t hold my breath on this one 🙂

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you’d like to mention? Chief Check Pilot Examiner for Civil Air Patrol, Search & Rescue Incident Commander.

Who are your role models in aviation? Those pilots who went before us and fought in WWII.