Chuck Copley

by Chuck Copley on December 1, 2018

Chuck Copley

Chuck Copley

SAFE #: S0001729


Hometown: Clarks Green PA, United States

Home Airport: WBW , AVP

Occupation: Flight Instructor / Retired

Pilot Certificates: 1699671

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Pipers, Cessnas Mooney. Tiger. Twins Piper

Educational Specialty: Cirrus

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: My Father 747 Captin

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Been teaching aviation since 1980

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Mentoring my clients

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Costs

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Many. Love to share at some future time. Gear failure, Thunderstorms, ATC PATCO strike

Why did you join SAFE?: Be part of a group promoting safety

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Knowledge tests being more realistic, require spin training as part of primary training as it was.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Difficult, some of the major flight training schools are dumbing down training in the name of safety which leads to less prepared pilots

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: Master Pilot Award, various articals

Who are your role models in aviation?: My Father, Bob Hover, NASA flight crews

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