Peter Alberti

by Peter Alberti on August 9, 2021

Peter Alberti

Peter Alberti

SAFE #: S0007261

Hometown: Northborough MA, United States

Home Airport: 6B6

Occupation: CEO

Education: BSBA

Pilot Certificates: Student

Airplanes Flying/Flown: PA-28, C172, C177

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: EAA Young Eagles. In 2016 my family and I tried it. My son (then 9 years old) and I got bit.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: I began studying for the AGI in 2020, but in the last few years I've been an Aviation Merit Badge counselor for Boy Scouts and we also formed a Youth Aviation Club to deliver more engagement for youth.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: One scholarship I applied to a few years ago asked for two words I'd use to describe aviation, and why I chose those two words. After several days of deliberation, trying not to use "freedom" and "excitement" and other words likely chosen by many other people, I chose the following:

Wonder: I love that there's always something to learn.
Discipline: Without it, you can't be a safe pilot. The discipline I've learned flying has also helped me with business and family.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Everyone's going to answer "money" to this. I'll have to jump in behind them – it ain't cheap!

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: As a student solo pilot, I had my first emergency landing (and ASRS report). Cylinder #2 cracked on takeoff after a touch-and-go and I was able to experience all the usual emergency encounters (10 secs of disbelief, troubleshooting, emergency call to ATC, etc.), but with 7,000' of runway below me.

Why did you join SAFE?: I learned about it while looking for ForeFlight discounts, so if I'm being honest – that's why. But once I learned about it, I definitely wanted to join. I am planning to join FAASTeam at some point in the future, and I've been watching ASI videos for 5+ years, so I'm definitely all about learning safety!

What would you like to see change in aviation?: This might be a pipe dream, but making it more affordable/accessible to more people would be ideal.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: The more people who fly, the better the economics get. I'm doing my part to engage the public – the more people who do that, the more likely it is we can get to where we need to be.

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