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I'm an FAA Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor and ATP rated pilot based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with over 20 years and 5,000 hours of flight experience. I have a passion for aviation, and I love to share it with others. Please explore my site to learn more about me and further details about the instruction and services that I provide. My FAQ page can help answer your questions about flight instruction and the overall process of learning to fly. And my Library holds a collection of documents and references that are useful to student pilot and licensed pilots alike. And finally, please use the site search function (the top-level menu magnifying glass feature) to search this site for a particular topic this is often the quickest way to find something specific.

—Wes

Flight Instruction

If you are just starting out I can help you earn your private pilot's license. Not only will I teach you everything you need to know and master to meet and exceed the FAA requirements, but I will also help you navigate through the entire process.

If you are already a licensed pilot I can help you move to the next level. Perhaps you're interested in earning your instrument rating or commercial pilot's license. Or maybe you would like to add a high power or complex endorsement. Are you in need of a flight review or an instrument proficiency check? Have you thought about earning your CFI or CFII certificate? Or maybe you're just getting back into flying after some years off and need to knock the rust off to be safe and proficient once again. My instruction and services page gives more details about what I offer. It also includes numerous links to useful references and related information.

Mountain Checkout and Adventure Flying

I've been to virtually every airport in California, and a great many airports throughout the west. I like to share my depth and breadth of experience with others so that they can safely embark on their own flying adventures.

Pilot Services

Are you seeking a pilot for your personal or business aircraft? Are you looking for a mentor pilot, or an instructor in the right seat to back you up? Do you have an aircraft that needs to be flown across the state, or across the country? I have experience in piston, turboprop, and jet aircraft and can accommodate your professional pilot needs.