Gold Seal Flight Instructor
Airline Transport Pilot license
CFI, CFII, MEI, Instrument, Ground Instructor
I'm a NAFI Master CFI and a Gold Seal Flight
Instructor, an FAA designation for flight
instructors with high levels of activity and whose students have high pass
rates on their checkrides. I also hold a multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot
license. I started flying as a teenager, and believe that just about anyone can learn
to fly. I have 30 years of flying experience, and can help you learn to fly too.
Or, if you’re already licensed and want to try a new challenge, I can help you
get an Instrument, multi-engine, CFI or CFII rating, a Commercial license, or perhaps a checkout for taildraggers,
complex/high performance planes or mountain flying.
I've owned a Cessna T210, and regularly flew
volunteer medical teams to Mexico with Los
Medicos Voladores or "Flying Doctors."
I've also authored flying articles at Avweb.com
and InFlight USA
magazine. You can email
us now or call 650-224-7124.
Some common questions are what's required to get
a pilots license, what will it cost to learn to fly,
are small airplanes safe and where
can I go when I have my license?
Other San Jose Flight Instructors
We have a team of instructors we can call upon to meet your needs, whether
you're looking for multi-engine training, advance GPS training, training to
become a CFI or CFII, or desire instruction from someone who
speaks your native language. Let us know your needs, and we'll find the right
flight instructor for you!
Outside Silicon Valley
It's easy to find an instructor if you live in a metropolitan
area. Just go to any of the reliever airports (ie. not the large
international airport, but a nearby field where corporate jets and other smaller
planes fly), look for a "Learn to Fly" sign, and ask questions.
If you're in a rural area, go to any nearby airport and ask where to obtain
There are also several databases for finding schools and instructors.
National Association of Flight Instructors
Be a Pilot - search under flight schools
Owner Pilots Association
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