Ian Clarke

by Ian Clarke on January 14, 2020

SAFE #: S0003928

Hometown: Killington VT, United States


Occupation: Pilot

Education: University of Vermont- B.S. Community Entrepreneurship

Pilot Certificates: CFI, CFII, MEI, CFI-G, AGI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C-152, C-172, C-182, PA-44, SR-20, P28, AA5, CE-525C, M7, 7GCBC

Educational Specialty: Technically Advanced Aircraft,

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: I was drawn to aviation as a second generation pilot.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: I solo-ed in gliders when I was 14 years, earned my private when I was 16, commercial and CFI when I was 18.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Introducing students to thrill of flying and exploring new areas of the country.

Why did you join SAFE?: I joined SAFE to stay up to date with the current trends and knowledge in the aviation education industry.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: I would like to see the increase in personal flying in rural areas of the country.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: I think coalition or club like plan to support and ease the barriers into backcountry flying and make the endeavor more accessible to all.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: Gold Seal
CAP Aviation Educator

Who are your role models in aviation?: Role Models
-Captain Sully
-Chuck Yeager
-Bob Hoover
-Neil Armstrong

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