Passionate About Flight
Ever since my first exploratory flight with an instructor flying has had me hooked. Over forty years of private and professional flying, I’m still as enchanted and enthralled as I was that first day.
I continue to share my flying passion through high performance flight instruction, authoring aviation articles, designing and producing aircraft parts, and volunteering flights for those in need.
It’s my hope to continue inspiring current and future pilots for many more years to come.
CFII • SMEL • ASES • AIGI • ATP
CE525S • CE510S • CE500 • DA10 • EA500S • L39 • L29
Types of Aircraft Flown
Cirrus Vision Jet G2: Steep Turns & Stalls
Practicing steep turns and stalls in the Cirrus Vision Jet G2 for my article in Twin & Turbine magazine. What an amazing aircraft to fly. I currently own a Cirrus SR22 GTS, and the Cirrus company continues to amaze me with their design, ergonomics, and flying characteristics.
Resources for Pilots
Personal Wings Blog
Latest Blog Posts
One of the things I like to do is spend time working on our planes. Every time I walked by the wing tips of our Eclipse I didn’t like the dull look of the fuel filler neck. The dull grey just didn’t match the sleek look of the plane. The Eclipse service centers...read more
When I purchased our Eclipse 500 jet, which is an amazing airplane, I found that there were opportunities to make it easier for operators to take care of their airplanes. I had always wanted to explore 3-D printing and this was a great chance to create some...read more
March 2018 My friend and I were flying his Cessna Citation CJ3 to Hillsboro Airport in Oregon (KHIO) from Lincoln Nebraska (KLNK) on our way to Alaska to watch the Iditarod Race . I’ve been flying this particular CJ3 for six years, in fact it was my first flight in...read more
Rich is a kind, patient, intelligent instructor with a great grasp of all aspects of aviation. Any student would be lucky to have him as their primary instructor. George Gould member of the Board USNA
George Gould, USNA Board Member