About Chris

My first flight. Somewhere around 1982.

I took my first flight when I was 10 years old.  A friend of our family had a Piper Cherokee and he offered to take me up to see my hometown and my house.  From that first moment I was hooked.  By the time I was 14, I was involved in the Civil Air Patrol and bumming rides from whomever I could.

Me with 397 in 1988

At 16, I made my first solo flight (the first major step in earning your Private License) and I finished my Private Pilot training in the blustery winds of west Texas.

I attended Auburn University where I majored in Aviation Management (Professional Flight) and earned my Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine and Flight Instructor licenses.  After Auburn I was commissioned into the U.S. Army and spent five years on active duty. After a hiatus from flying, I began instructing at the Gallatin-Sumner County Regional Airport (M33) just north of Nashville, TN.  I presently instruct with Wings of Eagles School of Flight at the John Tune Airport.

myFlightCoach.com is designed to serve pilots, particularly student or returning pilots, with an intensive, learn-where-you-are ground instruction, podcasts and writing.   Using webinar-based instruction I can help more pilots in more places lay a great foundation for their flying or help them solidify their understanding of flight concepts.

Of course I do Flight Instruction as well.  One of the greatest thrills of my life is teaching people to fly.  I enjoy seeing the immense satisfaction and unmistakable sense of accomplish that students feel when the make their first unassisted landing or make their first solo cross-country flight.  Of course, there’s no grin like the goofy and relieved smile of the pilot who has just passed their flight test and received their new license.

My goal is to help you learn to fly and increase the awareness and appreciation of the Aviation Community.