Amy Labus-olson

by Amy Labus-olson on December 5, 2018

Amy Labus-olson

Amy Labus-olson

SAFE #: S0000331


Hometown: Holmen WI, United States

Home Airport: KLSE

Occupation: CFII and Owner of Flight Training Technologies

Education: Master of Education-Professional Development

Pilot Certificates: Commercial/Multi-engine/Instrument/CFII

Educational Specialty: Private/Instrument/Flight Training Managment

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: I have always had a love of science and aviation. I attended my first EAA AirVenture Oshkosh when I was sixteen and continue to attend.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: I became a CFI in 2008 and a CFII in 2009. Prior to that I was an educator for college and university English language programs.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Meeting my students and hearing their stories regarding their love of aviation. Also, I am very passionate about providing my students with resources/tools that can efficiently and safely help them complete their flight training program. All too often, students time and money are drained because of mismanagement and lack of professionalism.

Why did you join SAFE?: NAFI and SAFE are the only organizations specific to flight instructors and aviation education.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: More progressive thinking and acceptance when it comes to new technologies, ideas and companies. Aviation needs more minority involvement and youth. There is too much potential that is being ignored and underutilized.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: My company, Flight Training Technologies, developed Skynotes, a flight training information management web app for flight schools, clubs, CFIs, and students. It is an efficient way to manage ground and flight training for a private pilot program.

Who are your role models in aviation?: Patty Wagstaff, Jessica Cox, the Mercury 13 pilots, Poncho Barnes, Peggy Chabrian, Eileen Collins

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