David St. George (Lifetime Member)

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on January 28, 2021

David St. George (Lifetime Member)

David St. George (Lifetime Member)

SAFE #: S0000186

Website: http://faaflighttest.us

Hometown: Ithaca NY, United States

Home Airport: KITH

Occupation: FAA Pilot Examiner, Corporate Jet Pilot, MCFI

Education: MAPP University of Pennsylvania

Pilot Certificates: ATP Single and Multi, Commercial Glider and Seaplane, CFI all fixed wing

Airplanes Flying/Flown: CE-560 Captain

Educational Specialty: Psychology

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: I was 16 and stupid, started flying and never stopped!

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: I was chief instructor at East Hill Flying Club for 25 years, and a DPE for the FAA for the past 20 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Meeting and working with amazing, motivated people…unbelievable "movers and shakers" I truly learn something every day!

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: The ones who cannot learn and for whatever reason are unsuccessful in reaching their goals…heartbreaking.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Night time single engine failure? A Cessna 152 freshly out of annual and they put so much "anti-seize" on the spark plugs that it ran into the engine about 40 minutes into the flight as it heated up and shorted out the plugs! That got my attention. Flying a Cessna 210 to Antigua over the beautiful Caribbean.

Why did you join SAFE?: Supporting a very important safety initiative and hanging out with great people.

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