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Profile: Terry Tsubota

As a
pilots’ advocate for flight safety, my mission is to give back to the general aviation community where I came from and where my heart is.

I started flying in 1991 in California as a personal passion of mine just like many of you have or are about to.  This passion has progressed over time into a career as I sought higher challenges. 

Whether you are an aspiring pilot or already a certificated pilot, or whether your goal is to fly as a private pilot or as a career pilot, I am confident you will find uncommon value in the insights I bring to you from the 11,000 hours of real world flying experience I have accumulated over the past 20 years.

My areas of expertise includes basic airmanship, basic/advanced VFR & IFR operations, SRM, CRM, Aeronautical Decision Making, Threat & Error Management, practical weather analysis, winter operations, mountain flying, complex airplane operations including TAA and turboprop/turbojet airplanes, FMS operations, cross country flying, airline career advice, etc. 

My professional background includes:

  • Student checkride 1st time pass rates: Overall 91%, Initial CFI 100%, CFII/MEI 100%
  • FAA Certified Gold Seal Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII/MEI)
  • A former Instructor and Assistant Chief Flight Instructor Selectee at FlightSafety International
  • Former airline instructor/evaluator
  • Over 11,000 hours of real world flying experience.
  • A major airline pilot.
  • Active FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Representative (volunteer) in Portland, OR area.
  • A member of AOPA for over 20 years.

I will look forward to seeing you very soon.

Safe flying!


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