Getting to Know David Zittin

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Hometown Airport: KPAO

Occupation: Flight Instructor, CFII

Education: Ph.D.

Pilot Certificates: Commercial, ASEL, MEL

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Cirrus 22, Cirrus Prospective, Cessna 152,172,182,206, DA40,42

Education Specialty: Glass Cockpits

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? I like to travel, I like to teach and I like navigation problems.

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 10 years

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Helping people reach their dream to fly.

What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Dealing with unmotivated students. The instructional experience is so much more rewarding when the student is motivated and tries hard and does homework.

Why did you join SAFE? To further my aviation knowledge.