My philosophy. I recognize that you have put in a great deal of effort and spent a lot of money to obtain your rating. I am eager to present you with a temporary certificate, but please understand my evaluations follows the provisions of the ACS/PTS. I don't evaluate technique, only whether you meet the requirements and standards as stated in the relevant tasks of these documents. It is imperative that you be thoroughly familiar with the details of the ACS/PTS that apply to your test - to include information contained in the appendices.

Location. I prefer to conduct checkrides at Manassas airport (KHEF) or Leesburg (KJYO).

Tips and common errors. Please refer to the appropriate drop-down tab on the home page to select the type of certificate you are applying for. I update these page regularly; they are intended as a tool for you to avoid making avoidable errors. I also list some tips to assist CFIs in preparing their students.

Availability I recognize that your schedule may be constrained by work obligations, final stage check, aircraft availability, and your personal readiness for your checkride. I endeavor to be available to you 7 days a week. Please contact me regarding my current availability by clicking on the email link at the top of this page. I answer calls between 7am and 6pm daily.