It all started when I was 12 years old and my uncle took me for a ride in his Luscombe – I was hooked! A lifelong passion for aviation was born. Sometime later, when a forced landing caused me to flip my first airplane (also a Luscombe) in a cornfield, my passion for safety and excellence began.
More than 40 years in the field of aviation have enabled me to become a Flight Instructor, earn my Airline Transport License, spend 12 years as a Lead FAA Safety Team member, and in 2002 received an FAA commendation for longest Flight Safety seminar series in the US. I have flown, as Pilot in Command, 104 different aircraft and logged thousands of flight hours.
In addition to flight time, I regularly review seventeen aviation publications and 15-20 electronic communications to remain current with aviation trends, news and
regulations. This information fuels this blog and monthly Safety Seminars in Redding, CA.
I offer you, the reader, “EKO” (Experiences, Knowledge and Observations) to facilitate your path to excellence as a Pilot in Command (FAR 91.3) in your aircraft. I hope this shared experience will facilitate your path to excellence.