About Me

I am a Gold Seal CFII (Certificated Flight Instructor, Instruments), a Platinum CSIP (Cirrus Standarized Instructor Pilot) and hold the following pilot certificates:

  • FAA single engine commercial with instrument rating
  • FAA private pilot glider
  • EASA (Europe) private pilot
  • SACAA (South Africa) private pilot

I teach at JATO Aviation and work with private owners mainly at San Carlos and Palo Alto airports for private pilot or commercial certificates, instrument ratings and tailwheel or high performance endorsements, BFRs and IPCs. I also am available for Cirrus training including Embark program. I owned and flew Cirrus aircrafts since 2005 and have over 3,000 hours dual instruction given in SRXX airplanes,

In addition, I am a Dean of Advanced Avionics at COPA University, where I teach courses for Cirrus Perspective, Garmin GTN and GNS as well as Avidyne avionics equipment. Visit Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program for more information about these courses and how to sign up for them.

Please visit my Training pages and contact me for transition and recurrent training, BFRs, IPCs, ferry services or if you just have a question about Cirrus. If you are not located in San Francisco Bay Area, I can fly to your location to provide instruction.

Since 2014, I organized annual trips to Mexico, averaging 20 airplanes traveling south of the border. Please visit the my Travel pages to read about my flying adventures and consider contacting me for advice regarding international travel.

If you would like to schedule time for a lesson or a phone call, please check Google Calendar for my availability, it is valid for 30 days into the future. You can use Contact page to send messages.