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About

My initial pilot training started flying in 1957 from a small airfield in New England under the guiding hand of a great pilot named Howard Dutton. He taught the importance of good stick and rudder skills. My first job as a flight instructor was at this same airfield in 1977 teaching primary flight and instruments.  

In the fall of 1989 I went through a course on my Twin Comanche at the Piper training facility in Vero Beach, FL. This led to a job offer to work for Piper at the same school, where I had the opportunity to teach people to fly planes like the Malibu, Seneca, Cub, and Seminole.

A short time later I was hired by Flight Safety Academy as the Chief Flight Instructor, a job requiring the supervision of 65 flight instructors and over 350 students. Most of the training was AB Initio training for airlines like Swiss Air, Air France, and Alitalia. During this phase of my career I developed an excellent insight into the importance of procedures and flight discipline.

I started Treasure Coast Motorgliding in 2013 to introduce gliding to this area of Florida. The Scheibe was purchase from Motorgliding USA in July of 2013 and sold back to the same company in Novemeber of this year (2017).


This allows me to refocus my efforts on providing the most effective training to airplane pilots using valuable techniques from both the glider and airplane training syllabuses.