As Chief Pilot, my main responsibilities lie in ensuring the flight school and flight instructors are operating and teaching in a safe, customer-focused manner. I oversee safety of flight, industry changes and compliance, and operating procedures. Additionally, I oversee HR responsibilities for the flight school, including hiring and standardization of new flight instructors. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Flight Science at LeTourneau University, in Longview, TX. My education encompassed the elements and certifications required of a professional pilot, flight instructor, and aircraft mechanic. Upon graduation, I worked for LeTourneau’s aviation department as a flight instructor for 2 years across a range of aircraft types. Following a move back to Minnesota, I worked as a full-time aircraft mechanic for about a year and a half, interacting with all types of aircraft within general aviation, including flight school aircraft. Following that, I began work at Inflight Pilot Training, initially as a full-time flight instructor. As the company has grown, I’ve taken on additional responsibilities until officially moving into the Chief Pilot role over 3 years ago. During my time at Inflight, I’ve amassed a range of flight instruction experience and specialized training, including the Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) certification, and flight instruction in high performance Cessna, Piper, and Beech aircraft.