Hobart Tomlinson

by Hobart Tomlinson on March 22, 2014

Hobart Tomlinson

Hobart Tomlinson

SAFE #: S0000077

Website: http://www.MontairFlight.com

Hometown: Huntington VT, United States

Home Airport: KBTV

Occupation: Independent Flight Instructor

Education: Wentworth Institute of Technology

Pilot Certificates: ATP, CFI, AGI, DPE, A & P, Ft Engineer & Aircraft Dispatcher

Airplanes Flying/Flown: ASEL, ASES, AMEL, AMES, B707, B727, B747, B757, B767, CE560XL, CL604, L1011

Educational Specialty: SeaPlane, Tailwheel, MultiEngine, Instrument, TAA & CFI Tng

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: My Father – WWII CPT Instructor Pilot

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 49 Yrs.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Mentoring new pilots & flight Instructors

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Failing a pilot applicant

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Flying a TWA B747 during a photo flight with Clay Lacey

Why did you join SAFE?: Because of the professional quality of their members

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Nothing

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: No

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: FAA Master Pilot Award – August 2010
FAA National CFI of the Year for 2012
EAA Spirit of Flight Award for 2012
6 Time MCFI

Who are your role models in aviation?: My Father
WW II Aviators

Anything else you'd like to add?: It's been a great Career!

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