by DONALD RALPH on March 19, 2021

SAFE #: S0006427

Hometown: ROSWELL GA, United States

Home Airport: KFYT, KAAF

Occupation: CFI

Education: MS, BS taught at Embry Riddle

Pilot Certificates: ATP, CFI,MEI, etc

Airplanes Flying/Flown: B777, L382,MD11, B767ER, B757, military

Educational Specialty: MS Mechanical Engineering, BS Ops Research Math

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: USAF Academy

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 42 years, Gliders, almost every Military USAF Plane and 30 years Delta Airlines as an Instructor, classroom Instructor in CRM, etc.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Hurricane Hunter Commander; MAFFS Firefighter

Who are your role models in aviation?: I met Jimmy Doolittle at the Pentagon; Curtis LeMay at Bomb Comp; the Candy Bomber in Germany; My Uncle Stan WWII Pilot that made it back to the USA. Very few did and he swore me in as a Brand New Lt at USAFA. How cool is that.

Anything else you'd like to add?: Want to give back to the next Generation of Aviators!

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