|Phil and his Christen Eagle (1986)|
Experienced - 2700 hrs total time, 1600 hrs flight instruction given.
Not a time builder - I let go of my airline aspirations long ago. Now I fly because I love it, and I love to share the joys of aviation with my students.
Fun first - Slipping the surly bonds of earth is a fun, fascinating and joyful experience.
Safety - I emphasize emergency procedures more than most instructors. I want my students to be ready for anything.
Airplane types - experienced in all the popular models from the following manufacturers: Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Grumman American, and more.
Aircraft owner - I have owned and operated the following airplanes: Cessna 150 and 172, Piper Cherokee 140, Piper Apache (twin engine), and three homebuilt airplanes (Thorp T-18, Van's RV-4 and Christen Eagle aerobatic biplane).
Airports - I instruct out of Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3) and Hillsboro Airport (HIO). Airplanes available for rent at both locations.
Ratings - I offer instruction for the following ratings and certificates:
private pilot, instrument rating, commercial certificate, flight instructor and instrument instructor.
Call or email today with your questions. I look forward to hearing from you!