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David Schneider

David Schneider, CFI, Tailwheel, Complex, High Performance

I’ve been around small airplanes ever since I was a kid. The first lessons I ever took were in my dad’s Cessna-182 at eleven years old. The old man was always thinking about safety. Needless to say, my flight instructor was not impressed with my landings, but I had fun, and I’m still having fun today. I love to fly. I love being above the fray. I’m also very enamored with tailwheel airplanes and I currently teach in Citabrias. These light tailwheel airplanes are more challenging and require a bit more finesse than airplanes with tricycle landing gear. But I’m certainly happy to fly with you in Piper, Cessna, Mooney, Diamond, Bonanza, whatever. Advantage Aviation has an excellent selection of very well-maintained airplanes and you can decide which ones you would like to fly. I’m happy to be able to share my enthusiasm for general aviation. My schedule is very flexible and I can fly weekdays, weekends & evenings.

On a personal note, I have a degree from Stanford and I’m a musician. I’ve had my pilot certificate since 1986, worked in the wine industry and done web programming and development. I learned Aerobatics from Bud Main back when Advantage Aviation was the Palo Alto Flying Club. But, even when flying upside down, I’ve learned to consciously practice good aeronautical decision-making so as to make aviation an enjoyable but ultimately a safe activity. Give me a call and we can discuss your aviation goals. Happy flying!