Thomas Letts

by Thomas Letts (Lifetime Member) on January 13, 2020

Thomas Letts

Thomas Letts

SAFE #: S0000129

Hometown: Lakewood CO, United States

Home Airport: KAPA

Occupation: Aviation Software

Education: Bachlors

Airplanes Flying/Flown: DA40, Glasair GS-2, C-172P, C-182P

Educational Specialty: Aviation

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: I was forced into learning to fly. I feel in love with aviation when I soloed

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 40 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: watching students get the "Ah Ha" moment

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Dealing with students that feel they know more than you due to their phones, and when you take the phone away, they see that they know nothing.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Taking an inner city school kid and having them graduate from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Why did you join SAFE?: To show the public that I am serious about teaching. Safety first in Aviation.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: The cost of getting modern avionics
The cost of buying a plane

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Make Insurance for manufactures cheap.

Who are your role models in aviation?: My Mentor Harry LaForge
Mr. Bob Hoover
My Dad – F4U Corsair
My Brother – A4 Skyhawk

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