Instruction & Services

Types of Instruction Offered:

For private pilot training, I try to nudge clients into tailwheel aircraft, such as Citabrias. I think tailwheel aircraft build better awareness of stick and rudder skills and discipline, and eliminate the distraction of complex instrument panels and systems.

Instrument Rating (see syllabus link here)

For instrument training, I prefer Cessna or Cirrus aircraft with G1000 or other glass panel avionics, since this is the future of instrument flight. An advantage to using G1000 is that a lot of the training can be conducted in G1000 simulators, at low cost.

CSIP (Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot)

I am a Cirrus-trained CSIP. I can provide primary or instrument instruction in all Cirrus aircraft, either privately owned or at West Valley Flying Club.

Commercial Pilot

Tailwheel Transition

Flight Reviews

Instrument Proficiency Checks

Mountain Flying

Aircraft Types: Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Piper, Tailwheel (Citabrias, Decathlons, Cessna 180/185s)