Andrew Chan

by Andrew Chan on November 14, 2016

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan

SAFE #: S0002448


Hometown: Orlando FL, United States

Home Airport: x55

Occupation: Flight Instructor

Education: University of Central Florida

Pilot Certificates: Certified Flight Instructor

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Piper Cub J3/PA-11

Educational Specialty: Primary Training, Tailwheel Endorsements, Flight Reviews

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: As a young child I looked towards the sky and as many others, decided I wanted to be an astronaut. As I grew older, my passion for aviation continued to grow. In college I decided I need to fly, and I started training and never looked back. I enjoy the basics of flying, Stick and Rudder, Low and Slow.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: My aviation Education started back in 2004 when the Light Sport Ruling was beginning to be introduced. A friend and I started a flight school that has since prospered. After working a while at JetBlue, I am happy to return to my roots of Aviation Education.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: I really enjoy when students complete their firsts. Their First takeoff, landing, and solo are great achievements. But there are so many "Ah-Ha" moments during a students training, and they are what make flight training so rewarding.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: I am disappointed when financial difficulties impeded training. As such, I volunteer my time as a pilot and instructor as often as possible. In order to alleviate financial strain, I have chosen one of the most cost effective aircraft to train in, the Piper Cub. We also work with students on a case by case basis, to ensure that their dreams of taking to the sky can be realized.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Taking my Daughter up to fly for her first time was one of the best experiences ever. Every time she sees a plane fly overhead, she asks to go flying. Sharing flight with the next generation is my passion.

Why did you join SAFE?: SAFE shares my values in promoting Aviation, and promoting education as a means of safe flying.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: I would like to see more youth involved in aviation, and the for the cost of GA flying to decrease to a reasonable point.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: NO user fees, restructuring the laws to allow aircraft manufactures to produce quality products without having to charge for future anticipated legal actions.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: We are working to start up an Aviation Explorers post.

Who are your role models in aviation?: Bob Hoover, Burt Rutan, among many others.

Anything else you'd like to add?: At Right Rudder Aviation, we focus on perfecting the basics. We focus on SAFE stick and rudder attitude flying, which transfers to anything else you fly.

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