Joseph M. Kotowski

by Joseph M. Kotowski on December 1, 2018

SAFE #: S0001391


Hometown: Naperville IL, United States

Home Airport: Clow Airport

Occupation: Charter Pilot/Instructor

Education: B.S.Mechanical Engineering

Pilot Certificates: ATP, MEI, CFI-I, CFI, Private Glider

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C310, King Air B200/C90/E90, Citation Bravo/Cessna SE

Educational Specialty: G1000

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Flying with neighbor as a youth

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 36 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Student's first solo with relatives watching

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Not passing students on a phase check

Why did you join SAFE?: To learn more about flight instructing and grow as an instructor

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Integrating flight schools with public schools

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Development of course work by industry groups that meets STEM requirements

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: NAFI Master CFI, FAA Gold Seal Instrutor

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