Hometown: Okinawa, Japan

Hometown Airport: RODN

Occupation: USMC

Education: BSID, Ohio State

Pilot Certificates: CPL S&MEL, IA, Sport Glider, CFI-A/I/ME

Airplanes Flying/Flown: UC-12, C-172/T-41, XL-2

Education Specialty: Private Pilot Training

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? I’m just wired that way!

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 8 yrs

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Participating in a pilot’s first flight

What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Billing

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? The first student I soloed was my wife in my airplane.  I’m not sure which I was more concerned about!

Why did you join SAFE? I was unhappy with disclosure and membership input at another CFI organization.

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