My aviation story began in 1990 with my first flight near Nacogdoches, TX in a Cessna 172. From lift-off, I knew I’d have a lifetime passion flying just about anything that will leave the ground…I was completely hooked. Along with being an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), I’m also an ATP/CFI/CFIIAH/MEI/CFIG/CFIH and Commercial Rotorcraft/Glider Pilot in the civilian world and also a UH-60/AH-64 Pilot-in-Command/Instructor/Examiner Pilot in the US Army Reserves, but my passion for the last 17 years has been the PA-46 Malibu/Mirage/Matrix/Jetprop/Meridian. I’ve amassed over 7,500 hours in various PA-46 airframes and believe it to be one of the finest flying machines available for the serious cross-country pilot with an eye for efficiency.
Now, I’ve flown more than 11,800 hours of flight time in just about every imaginable environment. Whether providing initial/recurrent training in the PA-46’s, TBM’s, instructing in NVG’s in a UH-60 Blackhawk, flying the King Air series of airplanes, giving tailwheel endorsements, or taking kids flying for the first time, I simply love flying machines and the people who fly them.