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
Makes/Models 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
I have another Cirrus Vision Jet G2 review in Twin & Turbine - April 2019 as well as my article on Cirrus' autoland capability in the December 2019 issue of Twin & Turbine Enjoy my other aviation articles in Twin & Turbine, and other publications...
October 2020 - Grand Canyon Arizona Jane and I have been flying with our bicycles since 1981, and have loved every minute of it. From our first time carrying full size bikes in our small Grumman Cheetah, Piper Seneca II, Piper Meridian, Cessna 172s, and now, carrying...
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...
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