CFI, CFII, MEI, Tailwheel Instructor; Citation type
National and Colorado Antique Airplane Association,
AOPA, EAA, International Wheelchair Aviators, Taylorcraft
Steve started flying with rides in a Taylorcraft
and participating in the Mile Hi Air Derby with
a friend. That was followed by a discovery flight
at Aspen Flying Club in Feb of 1987. While working
full time, he flew mostly for pleasure while gradually
adding experience and ratings. Steve still flies
for the enjoyment, but thinks that part of that
fun is in teaching others to be able to fly, too,
not just be passengers.
Flying has opened a whole new world,
including barnstorming in an open cockpit bi-plane
he helped to restore. He has flown a number of different
tailwheel aircraft, and hopes to someday get type
rated in "the Ultimate Taildragger", the
A part time flight instructor with
Aspen Flying Club since 1993, Steve still works
as a firefighter full time, is finishing his B.S.
degree at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University,
and in his spare time is restoring a 1946 Taylorcraft
BC12-D. As a past Vice President of the Antique
Airplane Association of Colorado, he is still active
in that organization, as well. Steve is also currently
flying a Citation V part time, on a contract basis.
Steve can be reached at Aspen
Flying Club (303) 799-6794, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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