Chad Robbins

by Chad Robbins on January 17, 2020

SAFE #: S0002802

Hometown: Denver CO, United States

Home Airport: KAPA

Occupation: Air Ambulance Pilot – Children’s Hospital Colorado

Education: Masters

Pilot Certificates: ATP ME/SE, CFII/MEI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: T-37, T-38A-C, F-15E, Cessna 152/172/182, Piper Archer/Arrow/Seminole, King Air B200, Pilatus PC-12

Educational Specialty: Business Aviation, Mechanical Engineering

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Military flying – wanted to be a fighter pilot!

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Since I first became an instructor pilot in the US Air Force in approximately 2001.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Seeing the joy of having good effort pay off on the faces of my students when they see the fruits of their labors in aviation.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Lesson plan preparation – but I certainly enjoy when the effort of good lesson plan preparation pays off and my students walk away having learned something new.

Why did you join SAFE?: TO be part of a group of like-minded aviation professionals – “As iron sharpens iron!”

What would you like to see change in aviation?: More affordable all around access to experience the joy of flying.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Government subsidization of flight training and tax incentives for aircraft ownership.

Who are your role models in aviation?: Chuck Yeager, Robin Olds

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