Hometown: Coppell, TX

Hometown Airport: T31

Occupation: Test Pilot

Education: MS

Pilot Certificates: ATP (A310, 727, 737,747, 747-400, 757, 767, 777, DC-10, MD-11, GV, SD3), Commercial SEL, Glider, Private Helicopter, Gyroplane, CFII-MEI, AGI, FE-Turbojet, A&P

Airplanes Flying/Flown: 100 plus; Current on MD-11/10, 747-400, 757, Shorts 360; Own a Cessna 310 and Yak-52.

Education Specialty: Aerodynamics, Flight Test Engineering

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? Everything

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 37 years

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Teaching the basics of aerodynamics and stability and control to new comers.

What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Regulations

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? Too many.

Why did you join SAFE? I believe in the need and direction of the effort.

What would you like to see change in aviation? Safety and knowledge.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? More basic understanding and basic skills.

Who are your role models in aviation? New students–it’s the enthusiasm.