Alan is an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor, Advanced Ground Instructor and holds a Commercial certificate with an Instrument rating. He has been flying privately since 1998. Alan is an active member of the Civil Air Patrol as a Mission Pilot and Instructor Pilot, AOPA, FAA Safety Team Representative, NAFI and SAFE. Professionally Alan was a certified Project Manager with PMI, and is a retired Naval Aircrewman with thousands of hours in a variety of aircraft. His passion is flying and he believes that you should train as you fly and fly as you train. Flying safely is his top priority.