Learn How to Fly!
Learn How to Fly!
SSA instructors are all qualified to instruct students towards a number of different pilot certificates.
With over 1100 total flight hours, including 800 dedicated to teaching, I bring a variety of experience to Shannon School of Aeronautics. Holding certifications as a CFI, CFII, and MEI, I've honed my skills through training at ATP Flight School and instructing there. Relocating to Virginia, I've continued to share my passion for aviation, with a particular fondness for teaching instrument rating.
I arrived late to aviation. I was 36 years old and decided to change careers and become a professional pilot. I took my training at ATP in Jacksonville, FL. I arrived the first week of May 2008 and completed the course the first week of February 2009. Upon completion I had acquired both single and multi-engine instrument instructor licenses.
Due to the economic downturn beginning in 2008 I returned to Virginia to stay with family while beginning my job search. While sending out resumes I decided I needed to fly occasionally to stay proficient. I came to Shannon Airport and met with Jim Stover and found out he was in need of a flight instructor at JLS Aviation. I was in luck. I took the position and have now been at JLS for over 7 years.
Over those 7 years I have fallen in love with Shannon Airport and JLS. I have been able to fly with many people and helped them achieve their goals in aviation, developing many lasting friendships along the way. Professionally I was able to earn my Gold Seal as a CFI and am currently working on my ATP.
I look forward to many new flying adventures and continuing to help people achieve their flying goals.
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