Robert Pomfret

by Robert Pomfret on April 30, 2021

SAFE #: S0006182

Hometown: Bradenton FL, United States

Home Airport: KSRQ

Occupation: PILOT

Education: On going everyday

Pilot Certificates: ATP, CPL ASEL,ASES,Rotorcraft

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C182T, DA62.

Educational Specialty: Refresher training, AATD Simulator.

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Life long endeavor

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Initial CFI obtained at age 22, spent 1.5 years full time CFI, then also as a Captain Check Airman for a regional airline. Pilot mentor my whole career, now back to my roots as a GA pilot and instructor.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: instilling new and relevant information into students and progressing pilots

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Students/Pilots who don't come prepared to learn. Or who are not opened minded enough to accept new information.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: a few, one was my Commercial Cross Country flight from KDXR to KSRQ and back again. Amazing east coast of the USA flight!. Another, picking up a used S300c helicopter in the middle of Texas and flying it all the way back to KSPG over the course of 3 days, 9 legs (fuel stops), and 17+ hours of flight time, at altitudes not exceeding 500' most of the time. As a commercial Airline pilot, the numerous POLAR flights and long distant flights through numerous time zones and flight conditions. Every one amazing and different.

Why did you join SAFE?: For the liability protection offered by the insurance, and for the resources available to members

Who are your role models in aviation?: Numerous Captains and FO's I have flown with and learned from over the years.

Anything else you'd like to add?: If you are not learning, SOMETHING, every flight you take, then you are just not paying attention.

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