Chris Polek

by Chris Polek on December 12, 2016

SAFE #: S0002475

Hometown: Harrisburg PA, United States

Home Airport: KMDT

Occupation: Aircraft Mechanic / Flight Instructor

Pilot Certificates: CFI, CFII, MEI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C172, PA23-250

Educational Specialty: Instrament Work, Systems and Preventative Maintenance

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: I was drawn to aviation at age 10 on a family flight on Eastern Airlines to Orlando.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 11 years.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Helping my students achieve their goals while flight instructing and on the preventative maintenance side allowing the owners realize that by paying attention to the maintenance side of things not only will they save money but will be more in tune to their airplanes while in the air.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: My least favorite part of aviation is the business side of things.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Their are so many memorable experiences I have had over the years. Their are too many to list however the best is seeing the joy on the face of a student when they pass their check ride.

Why did you join SAFE?: I joined SAFE in order to help further my learning of this profession of aviation education.

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