Scott Cutler

by Scott Cutler on March 1, 2015

SAFE #: S0001291

Hometown: Olympia WA, United States

Home Airport: KOLM

Occupation: science teacher, CFI, A&IGI

Pilot Certificates: Commercial w/ instrument, CFI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C150, C152, C172, C182R, RV6, J-3

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: My Grandpa built his own airplane when I was young and was hooked ever since.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 6 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Being able to pass on the joy and excitement of flying with others.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Having to cancel a flying lesson due to weather.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Flying my own RV-6A for the first time.

Why did you join SAFE?: Every educator needs to continue to learn to improve him or herself. Why not learn from the best?

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Improve our outreach to those who always thought of learning to fly, but didn't pursue that dream.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Increase our positive visibility in whatever communication form available. Don't let the press just publish something about aviation after a crash.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: My high school students are building a Pietenpol AirCamper and a Sonex Onex at our school.

Who are your role models in aviation?: The excellent instructors that I had the privelege to learn from.

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