by DON WINDLE on August 27, 2022

SAFE #: S0003641

Hometown: St Petersburg FL, United States

Home Airport: KSPG

Occupation: Aviation Attorney, Ground Instructor(AIGI)

Education: JD, (Law), Air Command and Staff College, CFI Academy

Pilot Certificates: Comm-asel/amel, Inst sUAS

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C172, C182, C206,PA34-200(Seneca)

Educational Specialty: Fed Aviation Regulations, Safety/ Risk management

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Coast Guard AUX, Civil Air Patrol

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Since 2000 (22 years)

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: FAA FAASTeam seminars, Aviation Counseling, Ground Instruction

Why did you join SAFE?: Professional organization open to Ground Instructors and providing a method for Ground Instructors to achieve recognition through the MGI designation. Also I am currently completing final preparations for my checkride for CFI-I.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: CAP senior pilot rating, mission pilot, Cadet orientation pilot, etc.
Coordinator of WINGS program participation by CAP pilots.
Continuing participation in FAA FAASTeam courses and remedial training through WINGS.

Who are your role models in aviation?: Career CFIs

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