Terry Norbraten

by Terry Norbraten on August 30, 2016

Terry Norbraten

Terry Norbraten

SAFE #: S0002352

Hometown: CARMEL CA, United States

Home Airport: KMRY

Occupation: Faculty Associate – Research

Education: M.S. Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation

Pilot Certificates: COMM: MEL, Instrument Airplane. Private: ASEL

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Lancair Legacy, T-34B Mentor, PA-28

Educational Specialty: Programming Language Education of Graduate Students

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: My father

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 15+ years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Enabling the aerodynamic light bulb to come on in students

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Watching the student pool diminish due to soaring costs

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Participating in the kickoff for the Naval Aviation Centennial at NAS North Island, CA

Why did you join SAFE?: To surround myself with the best aviation instructors

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Costs decrease, student participation increase (pilot certificates earned)

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Aircraft manufacturing, certification and parts costs need to be drastically reduced

Who are your role models in aviation?: Bob Hoover, Chuck Yeager, the author of "Gold Wings, Blue Sea," any Naval Aviator I shake hands with

Anything else you'd like to add?: Go Navy!

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