Joseph Bachman

by Joseph Bachman on December 18, 2019

Joseph Bachman

Joseph Bachman

SAFE #: S0004870

Hometown: Villanova PA, United States

Home Airport: KOQN

Occupation: Manufacturing engineer

Education: BS Engineering

Pilot Certificates: Commercial Rotorcraft, Ground Instructor

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Robinson R44 , Robinson R22

Educational Specialty: Engineering

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: All those moving parts working together that make up a helicopter.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 12 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Moving flight and aircraft equipment information into the new pilot’s heads in an interesting way.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: No part of the job is distasteful.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Off-airport stop to allow weather to pass, with the friendly and helpful people met by such a chance encounter.

Why did you join SAFE?: Flying is ‘all about the safety’

What would you like to see change in aviation?: More intelligent operation at every level.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Continuing education with greater participation by all involved

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: I wish…

Who are your role models in aviation?: CFI Mr. T. Passalacqua and
Mr. Ernest K. Gann (author)

Anything else you'd like to add?: ‘Copter pilots…”we love the wind; the wind is our friend”.

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