I have been flying airplanes since before I could drive. I soloed at 16, got my Private ticket at 17, and my Commercial ticket at 18. Other endorsements and ratings (tailwheel, glider, multi-engine, seaplane instructor) came later. Flying has been a lifelong obsession...a real sickness! Those of you who are already licensed know what I mean. Those of you just starting out will find out very quickly that flying becomes a part of your DNA! My background includes:
2013 FAA Southwest Region CFI Of The Year
AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Seminar Presenter
Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic Instructor
Former Chief Tow Pilot-Greater Houston Soaring Association
Co-Owner of Houston Light Sport Aviation
Co-Writer/Editor EAA CFI Guide to Sport Pilot and Sport Aircraft
Contributing Writer to Rod Machado’s Sport Pilot Textbook
Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot
Matrix/Malibu Check Pilot
Co-writer AOPA's Rusty Pilot Seminar
AOPA's Texas You-Can-Fly Ambassador
Over the years, first (and still) teaching in gliders, then primary and advanced training, I've found that it is indeed true that the student teaches the instructor just as it is the other way around!
Tall Tales, Lessons, Observations and Outright Lies…..