CFI Close-Ups: Flight Instructor Q&A with Brandon Robinson

We asked our flight instructor Brandon Robinson, CFI, about his experience and why he loves flying. Read more below!

Q: How did you get into flying?
A: I started working in aviation when I was 18, as a mechanic, and I finally decided to do a discovery flight. 

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a pilot?
A: During my discovery flight. 

Q: What do you think is important when choosing a flight school?
A: Make sure the school/instructor follows some type of curriculum or lesson plan. 

Q: What do you like most about being an instructor?
A: I enjoy seeing my students grasp new concepts and grow as pilots. 

Q: What is your most memorable flying experience?
A: Inflight emergencies are always memorable. 

Q: What advice would you give students?
A: Start studying. 

Q: What advice would you give individuals interested in instructing?
A: Put your students’ first. 

Q: What’s next for you?
A: Additional instructor ratings before moving on to airlines or corporate flying. 

Q: If you could fly anywhere, where would it be?
A: I would love to fly around the entire United States. 

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