CFI, CFII, MEI, Tailwheel

(510) 219-2450

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Claudio Basile

On an ordinary day in 2006, I decided I wanted to fly. After calling a number of flying clubs, I finally found one that would provide a demo lesson on the very same day. My life had suddenly changed. After attaining my Private Pilot certificate, I pursued Tailwheel, Complex, High-Performance endorsements, Instrument rating, Commercial certificate, until finally becoming a CFI. My goal is to train safe, confident, and proficient pilots. I employ a systematic approach to teaching based on a solid understanding of aerodynamics, systems, and regulations, and fundamental stick-and-rudder skills.

While not flying, I’ve been involved in a number of high-tech early stage companies as entrepreneur and executive. I hold a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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