Donald Knight

by Donald Knight on February 2, 2022

SAFE #: S0000979

Hometown: Cameron Park CA, United States

Home Airport: PAMI

Education: Mechanical Engineer

Pilot Certificates: CFI, CFII, MEI, Glider

Educational Specialty: Tailwheel, Simulator, Primary

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: The Air Force

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: about 45 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Developing affordable ways to earn a certificate.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Education is all good, if it's education with a passion!

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Flying and landing in remote areas on skis, floats, and wheels.
Ferrying light aircraft across the North America.
Teaching those with a passion to learn.
Surviving some flight events that I wouldn't repeat and helping others to avoid them!

Why did you join SAFE?: To be a part of the voice of a group with goal of improving the flight training process.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: To continue to make pilot training more efficient and affordable!

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Develop low cost simulators that can emulate control responses for the full range of speeds of the full envelope of an aircraft much more accurately than any present existing technology.

Who are your role models in aviation?: Hoover, Hoover, Hoover,

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