Getting to Know Gerry Parker

Hometown: Houston, TX

Hometown Airport: KSGR

Occupation: CPA and Flight Instructor


Education: BBA Accounting, Texas A&M University

Pilot Certificates: COMM ASMEL, CFII, MEI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Bonanzas, Barons, Twin Cessnas.

Education Specialty: BPPP instructor, Insurance checks, flight reviews, IPC’s

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? Uncle was B-17 pilot.

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 41 years

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Introducing pilots to a new type of aircraft, multi-engine instruction.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? Flying as an instructor with a former Braniff pilot who was type rated in the Concord.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you’d like to mention? Seven articles published in the American Bonanza Society Magazine; regularly speak at local pilot’s meeting; FAAST representative in the Houston area; received 2009 GHAFI Instructor Accomplishment award.