Personal Wings

Flight Training & Aircraft Brokerage for High Performance, Turboprop and Light Jet Aircraft

ABOUT RICH PICKETT

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 articlesdesigning 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.

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Rich Pickett

CFII • SMEL • ASES • AIGI • ATP
CE525S • CE510S • CE500 • DA10 • EA500S • L39 • L29 • RA390S

Years Flying

Hours Logged

Makes/Models of Aircraft Flown

and counting…

Video

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.

Aviation Inspiration

Resources for Pilots

Training Videos

Fly over to my YouTube channel to watch my latest free aviation training and showcase videos.

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Aviation Writing

Sharing my passion for flight is evident with my numerous blog posts and articles.

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Aircraft Accessories

As an avid pilot, I’ve used thousands of accessories, and now I make my own!

Citation Products & Eclipse Products

Personal Wings Blog

Latest Blog Posts

First Officer Responsibilities in the Real World

First Officer Responsibilities in the Real World

First Officer responsibilities and duties will vary based on the operation or outfit the pilot is flying for, and a few sites have descriptions of what to expect as a First Officer. And, there is also the real world that the First Officer lives in. This is a summary...

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Flying to Loreto, Baja California, Mexico

Flying to Loreto, Baja California, Mexico

Flying to Loreto can be an adventure if your fuel tanks aren't up to the challenge! We've flown to Loreto a few times now, most recently being with Baja Bush Pilots (highly recommend you join them as a member). Lola, Dad and I departed Montgomery IFR after...

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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

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