Rodrigo von Conta

by Rodrigo von Conta on June 29, 2022

Rodrigo von Conta

Rodrigo von Conta

SAFE #: S0003571

Hometown: Oakland CA, United States

Home Airport: KCCR, KAPC, KLVK, KOAK

Occupation: PILATUS PC-12 Contract Pilot

Pilot Certificates: ATP, CFII, (GOLD SEAL), MEI, Rotorcraft

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Pilatus PC-12NG, Piper PA-46, C-421, C-340, Mooney, Columbia 400, King Air 90

Educational Specialty: Pilatus PC-12NG Mentor Pilot

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Flying with my Dad since childhood.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Since 2005

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Getting to know my students and passengers.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Clean the Lav of an airplane :)

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: A ferry flight in a Mooney M20J from the USA to the south part of Chile.
What an adventure!

Why did you join SAFE?: To stay informed and to share what I learn with my fellow pilots and students

What would you like to see change in aviation?: To simplify aviation education by reducing the repeated material that conveys the same information.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: Become a CFI.

Who are your role models in aviation?: John Linford

Anything else you'd like to add?: Always walk around the airplane one more time before departure even if you step away from the airplane for a while.

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