I am a seasoned teaching professional with a passion for aviation and all phases of flight instruction. I have a diverse background personally and professionally which provides me with the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and backgrounds. I have been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1975 and have had an opportunity to teach in a number of regions of the country which provides me with an understanding and appreciation for weather and challenges that other parts of the United States offer to pilots.
I am based on the Southern end of the California Central Coast and call Santa Paula, Camarillo, Oxnard, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, San Luis Obispo and Monterey my home airports but will travel to work with a pilot at their home airport anywhere in the country for instrument, transition, recurrent and mentor pilot training.
In addition to training in the airplane I am an owner, Chief Flight Instructor and Center Manager for Aviation Instruction Simulator Training Center at the Camarillo Airport. Here we offer affordable and very effective simulator training for all pilots of all skill levels.
Outside of the cockpit I have the privilege to be a Board Member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators and am the Accreditation Coordinator for the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (Master Instructors).