Shawn Alley

by Shawn Alley on November 12, 2017

SAFE #: S0003041


Hometown: Albany OR, United States

Home Airport: S12

Occupation: Flight Instructor

Education: Senior at OSU

Pilot Certificates: Commercial, Flight Instructor

Airplanes Flying/Flown: PA28, PA28RT, PA44, C172, C210

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Always been interested in flying.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 3 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Helping people safely enjoy what I enjoy about flying.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Dealing with maintenance issues.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: On takeoff prior to rotation a large bug plugged the pitot tube and my airspeed locked at 60kts. After saying "60kts" 3x and realizing I was actually at around 100kts I reduced throttles to idle and stopped.

Why did you join SAFE?: Always looking for ways to instruct more safely.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Flying has become much too expensive for the average person.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Part 23 rewrite to allow innovation and competition in the marketplace which will reduce costs.

Who are your role models in aviation?: My primary instructor Dave Greer.

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