John Krogstad

by John Krogstad on June 19, 2018

SAFE #: S0001623


Hometown: Grapevine TX, United States

Home Airport: KDAL

Occupation: Realtor in the DFW area

Education: BS, MS

Pilot Certificates: ASEL, AMEL, Instrument, CFI,Commercial Glider,UAS

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C-182,C-172,GA-8

Educational Specialty: Flight Training for CAP pilots

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Flying is a special skill that gives you a sense of freedom and accomplishment that is rare in many things you can do.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Since I became a CFI I have always directed my attention to educating pilots to grow in their experience and to always fly safely.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Helping a student accomplish their flying goals.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Seeing a student choose to quit flying when they really love it.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Glider flying is especially gratifying. Flying without power is the true essence of flying

Why did you join SAFE?: I wanted to gain further knowledge to help other pilots grow in their aviation career and to foster safe flight.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: The perception that flying is just for special people who have skills and money. Anyone who is in love with flying will find the money and the ambition to continue in their flying career for as long as they want to.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Educate the public that flying is a fun hobby and can also become a rewarding career if you choose it to be.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: I have trained and mentored many pilots who have gone on to professional aviation careers and encouraged others to just "keep flying".

Who are your role models in aviation?: The unsung CFIs and friends that I have flown with that helped me along in my flying journey. Also some career professional aviators that flew many years ago that I came to know.

Anything else you'd like to add?: Somehow flying for most pilots becomes more than a hobby or career. Most pilots just love to fly. That's reason enough.

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