James McKie

by James McKie on December 4, 2019

SAFE #: S0004832

Website: http://www.santamonicaflyers.com

Hometown: Los Angeles CA, United States

Home Airport: Santa Monica Airport (KSMO)

Occupation: CFI

Education: B.S.

Pilot Certificates: Private, CFI-S

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Czech SportCruiser (CZAW CRUZ)

Educational Specialty: Sport Pilot Certificates in Light Sport Airplane

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: My Son's Aviation Journey rekindled mine.
I found Fun, Freedom & Fellowship

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Less than a year

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Making the Complex Simple & Keeping Things Fun!

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: The thought that anyone would quit or lose interest in flying.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Having my focus on my own flying mastery interrupted by beautiful and awesome scenery from being up in the sky

Why did you join SAFE?: Initially I was attracted by their CFI Insurance, but I stayed for their positivity and purpose.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Lowering obstacles to more people enjoying the joy of flying

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Staying safe and legal is essential. Everything after that needs to be looked at for importance and relevance. Are we creating unnecessary barriers and hurdles to people flying?

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: Not yet.

Who are your role models in aviation?: CFIs and the young men who flew during WWII

Anything else you'd like to add?: Have a Wonderful Day!

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