Sarah Rovner

by Sarah Rovner on November 10, 2021

SAFE #: S0001524


Hometown: Langhorne PA, United States

Home Airport: KPNE

Occupation: Pilot

Education: Bachelor of Science – Embry Riddle

Pilot Certificates: Designated Pilot Examiner, ATP MEL, Commercial SEL, SES, Glider

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Everything that I can!

Educational Specialty: Tailwheel / Agricultural / Vintage / Experimental

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Always have been interested. Finally went for a flight in a GA airplane and fell in love at the first takeoff!

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Current Designated Pilot Examiner in the Houston FSDO. Former simulator/FTD instructor for a regional airline, aviation safety speaker since 2012, flight instructor since 2013, FAASTeam Lead Representative since 2012.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Seeing the results of hard work and watching students grow.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Sweating in the summer months in a Cessna.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: I spent 3 months flying around Alaska in my Super Cub during the summer of 2021.

Why did you join SAFE?: Recommendation from another member.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Modern equipment and more realistic training. Focus on emergency management and stick & rudder skills.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Regulation changes on the airplane certification process, and also the subjects and areas required for different pilot certificates and ratings.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: FAASTeam Lead Representative and Safety Speaker, FTD instructor, glider tow pilot, previous safety officer positions for several flying clubs

Who are your role models in aviation?: Some great mentors I've met along the way….

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