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 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 • RA390S
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
Pro Line Fusion Citation CJ3 First Flight A State-of-the-Art Avionics Upgrade Spring/Summer 2017 Updated May 2021 © copyright 2017-2021 Personal Wings, Inc. NOTE: This article is a condensed version of my full-length CJ3 Fusion training documentation. Pro Line Fusion...
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...
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