Meet Our New CFI: Kevin Major
Last but definitely not the least, we welcome Kevin Major, our newest Rogue Aviation Certified Flight Instructor to the crew! Thanks to Kevin, we’re training and certifying more pilots than ever before! Now, you can #flyrogue with Kevin from John Wayne Airport, California. Read on for the reasons and passions behind his becoming a Pilot’s Instructor for Rogue Aviation!
How long have you been a pilot for?
I started flying back in 2007, and have held a pilot license since May of 2008. So I have been flying for about eleven years now.
What inspired you to become a pilot?
I grew up around aviation and have always loved it. One day it finally dawned on me that I could do it for a career.
Is the job fun?
The job is a lot of fun. But more importantly, it is highly rewarding.
How often do you fly?
Honestly, not as much as I would like!
How long did it take you to become a pilot?
It took eleven months to become a private pilot while also working full time.
What ship did you practice in?
I did most of my training in the Schweizer 300 series and transitioned to Robinson helicopters when I began my CFI training in 2014.
What are you certified with?
I am certified as an FAA Commercial Pilot, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, Instrument-Helicopter and CFI. I am also qualified as Pilot In Command in the Schweizer 300, Robinson R22, Robinson R44, and Bell UH-1H.
What’s the best part of being a pilot?
The best part of being a pilot are the near endless ability challenges and improving your skills. Also, the immense satisfaction of earning a new certificate or rating is hard to beat too.
What’s the worst?
The worst part can be staying current with regulations. Knowing them well is critical, and immeasurably valuable, but talk about dense reading.
Any other interesting facts about you we should know?
I have been a volunteer pilot and aviation researcher for Vietnam Helicopters Museum since 2010.
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