G Alexander “Sandy” HILL

by G Alexander Hill (Lifetime Member) on March 1, 2012

G Alexander "Sandy" HILL

G Alexander "Sandy" HILL

SAFE #: S0000004

Website: http://www.MasterInstructors.org

Hometown: Longmont CO, United States

Home Airport: KLMO (Longmont, Colorado)

Occupation: Manager / administrator of the Master Instructor program, etc

Education: College: majors in ecology, geology, biology & education

Pilot Certificates: Commercial instument rated pilot with CFI, AIGI, Gold Seal & Master CFI Emeritus

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Many GA aircraft

Educational Specialty: CFI professionalism & aviation educator memtoring

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: A childhood desire to fly coupled with my time on the US Navy carrier USS Wasp (CVS-18) while in the United States Marine Corps.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: I earned my basic ground instructor certification in 1975 followed by a CFI and additional ground instructor ratings (AIGI) in the next few years.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Helping flight instructors and other aviation educators to become better, more effective teachers.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: I've always relished seeing "the light come on" within my students.

Why did you join SAFE?: I had a moral obligation to become a part of an organization that seemed to "get it right" from the on-set.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: I'd love to see an increase in student starts, retentions & completions along with a practical way to reduce the costs of training and flying. Isn't that what LSAs were billed to do?

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: My partner JoAnn and I created and built the Master Instructor program starting in 1995. The program has since become accalimed nationlly and worldwide. We also stepped up to save and revitalize the General Aviation Awards program (http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/) when it was about to die on the vine.

Who are your role models in aviation?: CFI Jack Eggspuehler & CFI Don Sundin along with numerous other incredibly gifted & talented aviation educators.

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