Richard Petit

by Richard Petit on June 10, 2021

Richard Petit

Richard Petit

SAFE #: S0006930

Hometown: Marshall TX, United States

Home Airport: KASL

Occupation: Engineer

Education: ZERO College! Hands on-and school of Hard Knocks

Pilot Certificates: Commericial Instrument-CFI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: General aviation only-Several Taildraggers

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Always intrested as a kid, the Space race was big when I was a child, I am sure that had a lot to do with it.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: CFI since 2019

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Introductory flights,

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Night flight!
Yes its nice and smooth but dang, I have old eyes!

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Several !

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Stop teaching pilots to pull the damn chute!

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: I have a a Article in the July issue of Plane and Pilot that was recently published .

Who are your role models in aviation?: My Dad , and Barry Shiff

Anything else you'd like to add?: I was a private pilot since I was 22, I waited till I was in my early 60's to get my Instrument, then Commercial, then CFI, all within a 2 year span, while holding a full time job.
Currently working on my CFII

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