Our Cessna 172 now has *IFR Certified GPS, *2 Glass Panel (Garmin G5s), *Garmin GFC 500 Autopilot, *Electric Trim, *TOGA button (Takeoff - Go Around). Get your 10 hours of TAA
Steve holds many certificates and ratings, including ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI. He is a Captain and instructor in the Civil Air Patrol. He has flown and instructed in single engine, multi-engine, piston & turbine, tail wheel aircraft; a total of more than 90 makes and models. He has given thousands of hours of flight instruction spanning dec
Steve holds many certificates and ratings, including ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI. He is a Captain and instructor in the Civil Air Patrol. He has flown and instructed in single engine, multi-engine, piston & turbine, tail wheel aircraft; a total of more than 90 makes and models. He has given thousands of hours of flight instruction spanning decades. His expertise, experience, and enthusiasm are what you are looking for in an instructor.
My passion for aviation was discovered in 2015. I helped my husband study for the FAA Private Pilot Written exam, and we both passed the test in March 2015. While studying for the exam I realized I could comprehend a subject that I had always thought was way above and beyond my abilities. I then became excited to put into practice all of
My passion for aviation was discovered in 2015. I helped my husband study for the FAA Private Pilot Written exam, and we both passed the test in March 2015. While studying for the exam I realized I could comprehend a subject that I had always thought was way above and beyond my abilities. I then became excited to put into practice all of the book knowledge I had gained. I’ll always remember my first flying lesson in April 2015, it was then that I discovered I was capable of flying an aircraft! The enthusiasm to pursue earning my Private Pilot’s Certificate was ignited!
My husband earned his Private Pilot Certificate in October 2015, a goal that he first began pursuing in 1980. It’s never too late to finish what you started, no matter how many obstacles and hurdles life throws at you along the way. I earned my Private Pilot Certificate in December 2015. Then in 2018 my husband and I took Seaplane lessons in Washington. Mechanical issues prevented us from completing those lessons, but with the experience gained I was able to help fly a 172 on straight floats from Washington to Maine. I actually joined the pilot and our CFI in Minnesota, after they had crossed the Rockies.
My husband and I have been married for 38 years and have two adult sons. One of whom loves to have a flying lesson whenever the opportunity presents itself. Hopefully one day he will be in a position to earn his Private Pilot Certificate!
I am now a Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instrument Instructor, Advanced Ground Instructor, Instrument Ground Instructor, flew as Second In Command on a Falcon 10 for two years, as well as Second In Command in CE-500 series jets for two years, and am currently Second In Command on a Falcon 20.
I use GoPro technology to record your Discovery Flight, flying lessons, and ground school lessons. You supply the SD card and can then take home the card to review your lesson and/or remember your Discovery Flight! I am eager to help you pursue your passion for aviation!
My additional credentials are:
Commercial Pilot Certificate
Multi-Engine Commercial Rating
High Performance Endorsement
sUAS Remote Pilot
Flight Instruction in Eugene for Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-engine, CFI, Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Light Sport, tailwheel, transition, glass panel. Experience instructing in Beech Baron, Pilatus PC12NG, Cessna Grand Caravan, Cessna 414 and many more. (Flight Training in Eugene) (learn to fly) (Pilot training)
Experienced in more than 70 makes and models of single and multi-engine aircraft; piston and turboprop. Of special note are 400 series Cessna twins, Cessna Grand Caravan, and Pilatus PC12NG.
A Discovery Flight is an opportunity to sit in the pilot's seat and actually fly a plane. An experienced flight instructor will be in the other pilot seat with full controls. If you have always wondered what it is like to fly a plane, this is you chance to find out. THIS MAKES AN EXCELLENT GIFT for someone special.
Glass Panel, Garmin 430 WAAS GPS, Autopilot, and ADS-B. ($170/hour "wet")
"Glass Panel" digital displays are the future & you will learn these, as well as older "steam gauges." VOR and ILS are still very much in use, but GPS has become the go-to navigation system. Learn it all here.
Dual Garmin G5s provide glass panel training. With the Garmin 430W color moving map GPS, and the sophisticated Garmin autopilot, it is TAA. Your time in this plane will mean you do not have to get an extra 10 hours of Complex Aircraft time for your Commercial Certificate. You save $$ thousands.
Sure, you can get an instrument rating just wearing a "hood" (view limiting device). It is far better to learn in IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions). That is, in clouds and rain, often with no visual reference to the ground.
What does it cost and how do I pay?
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Earn your Instrument Rating
Great fun! Not quite perfected yet, but getting used to the plane. (Note: aerobatic flights and training not currently available in I Fly Aviation planes.)
Great footage of a majestic historic aircraft, against a spectacular backdrop.