Robert Achtel

by Robert Achtel on August 9, 2017

Robert Achtel

Robert Achtel

SAFE #: S0000479

Hometown: Carmichael CA, United States

Home Airport: KSAC

Occupation: Retired Cardiologist

Education: BA,M.D.

Pilot Certificates: Commercial+Current IFR rating

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Piper 28, Mooney E,K,M,Piper Light Sport

Educational Specialty: Former Professor Stanford & University of California, Davis Schools of Medicine

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: I served in the USAF from 1969 until 1978

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 48 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: As a FAASTeam Representative I teach classes once a month. I am the Coordinator of Forums and Workshops for the California Capital Air Show.
I am the AOPA ASN to KSAC & a Lifetime Member of EAA. I have pesented forums at AirVenture in OSH for the last 20 years.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: As a FAA Safety Representative I advise airmen regarding dangerous situations

Why did you join SAFE?: Flying right seat in a Lear Jet from Travis to Causwell AFB.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: 1. Lower costs for training and entry level aircraft.

Who are your role models in aviation?: Amelia Earhart

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