Tom Gilmore
Tom Gilmore

Hometown: Stuart, FL

Home Airport: KSUA

Occupation: Flight Instructor


Education: College Engineering, Aviation 141 Schools

Pilot Certificates: Commercial, ME, Instrument, SEL, SES, CFII&ME, AGA, IGA

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Most singles and multiengine GA

Educational Specialty: Advanced IFR and Commercial CFI

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? That first flight.

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

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Getting pilots rated.

Why did you join SAFE? To join with other CFIs.

What would you like to see change in aviation? Less government involvement.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? Not really. Seems like you can’t fight the system.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you’d like to mention? Publishing my book, “Teaching Confidence in the Clouds”.

Who are your role models in aviation? Bob Hoover.