Pilot & Trainer

Advanced Flight Training, including:

  • GPS/Autopilot & Flight Director/Glass Cockpits
  • Bendix/King, Garmin, Honeywell, and Rockwell Collins Technologies
  • Weather Analysis & Strategies, including weather avoidance
  • Airmanship skills
  • Flying Proficiency Assessment/Evaluation
  • Transition Training
  • CRM – Crew Resource Management

All advanced avionics training includes ground and airplane/simulator.

Classroom Training

Part I
  • Intro
  • General glass panel overview/familiarization
  • AHRS
  • PFD
  • MFD
  • Standby Instruments
  • Limitations
  • ADM


Part II
  • Flight Planning
  • VNAV
  • Arrivals/Departures
  • IAP’
  • A/P & F/D
  • PFD Failures
  • Review

Airplane/Simulator Training

Part I
  • Orientation
  • Basic Attitude Flying
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • VNAV
  • Reversionary Modes
  • Setting up/Programming flight plan into FMS, then flying the flight.


Part II
  • Review auto-pilot operation
  • Start with day VFR, local flight, as proficiency is gained/demonstrated, consider Day IMC.
  • Finally, plan short cross-country with RNAV or other approach.
  • Review PFD failure; standby gyro’s
  • Emergency procedures

Writer & Speaker

John writes a monthly Flight Advisor article for the EAA Chapter 7 newsletter, as well as a quarterly
Newsletter article for the Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation. He also contributes to AOPA’s Flight Training Magazine.  John is often requested to speak at FAASTeam Safety Seminars on a wide range of topics.


FAASTeam Lead Rep KLGB

Founding Member, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)