James Ratliff

by James Ratliff on October 18, 2014

James Ratliff

James Ratliff

SAFE #: S0001231

Website: http://www.tidalaviation.com

Hometown: Houston TX, United States

Home Airport: KTME

Occupation: Pilot

Education: B.S., M.A.

Pilot Certificates: ATP, CFI, CFII, AGI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: T-37, T-38, T41, A-7D, F-5B/E/F, MD-11, MD-80, B-737-800, AA-2B, AA-7, AG-5B, GA-7, C-150/152/172/206/310, C23, C24, BE76, T34B, 7ECA, SR20, SR22, SR22TN, SR22T

Educational Specialty: Business Admin/Mgt, Public Admin

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: A boyhood dream and fantasy.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Since 1979.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Teaching others to enjoy flying safely.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Dealing with government bureaucracy.

Why did you join SAFE?: Partnership and collaboration with fellow aviation educators.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: The accident rates in General Aviation.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: I can make better training available to GA pilots.

Who are your role models in aviation?: CA Chesley Sullenberger.

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