Stacey Harrison

by Stacey Harrison on September 11, 2021

SAFE #: S0006981

Hometown: La Vergne TN, United States

Home Airport: KBNA

Occupation: Logistics and aviation education.

Education: B.S. Psychology, double minor Sociology & Aerospace (pro-pilot), MTSU

Pilot Certificates: PPL, Commercial/Multi, Instrument, CFI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C152, C172, DA20, DA40, C310, PA28R, BE99, BE55, C172RG, PA44-180, PA42

Educational Specialty: Psychology, Sociology, Aerospace (pro-pilot). I especially enjoy studying how humans interact with machines and systems and being involved in process improvement.

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Can’t put my finger on it other than having always been fascinated by airplanes.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: I’ve been flying on and off since 1998 although I am a fairly new CFI but as long as I have been flying I have always been eager to learn more about aviation and share with others what I know about it.

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Seeing someone who struggles but still tries and then finally "gets it" and seeing someone’s dreams come true.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Seeing students who are motivated and capable but struggle with the costs of aviation education and having to back away from it.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Not long after I started flying, I had just soloed, I got the chance to do aerobatics in Yak 54 at a local fly in breakfast. I have also had the chance up with a friend of mine and do aerobatics in a Stearman.

Why did you join SAFE?: To take advantage of the information that SAFE provides in order to become a better instructor, networking, learning.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: Better availability based on lower costs especially concerning insurance, maintenance, and general cost of ownership.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: A change in the availability of low cost loans for students in general and schools that don’t have the advantage of being a Part 141 program.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: Being able to fly organs for transplant patients and participating in Anglel Flight is one of the most satisfying things in aviation.

Who are your role models in aviation?: The various more experienced pilots and instructors that I have had especially the ones that give back to the aviation community. I especially admire good stick and rudder pilots like bush pilots and personalities like General Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover.

Anything else you'd like to add?: When I’m not flying I try to be outdoors. I like to explore, shoot, hike, kayak, fly fish, tie my own flies, scuba dive, cook, spend time with family which includes my wife and our 3 dogs.

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