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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

Welcome to Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk.  Our aviation podcast is delivered by two experienced pilots that work as air traffic controllers.  We fly in the NAS and we interact with the community through our podcast.  Our show is driven by your feedback and questions.  Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

Oct 9, 2020

Lifelong Commitment to Aviation with Ron Horton


-CFII, Designated Pilot Examiner (Single Engine Private, Commercial, and CFI Add-Ons)

-Volunteer Pilot for Angel Flight and Airlift Hope

-Cirrus Training Center Instructor (TCI)

-Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Recipient

-AOPA Distinguished Flight Instructor

-Instructor at Aerowood Aviation in Monroe, NC (KEQY)

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AG and RH sit down with Ron Horton, a local CFII and Designated Pilot Examiner.  Ron has an aviation background spanning nearly six decades and he has been recognized for his safe flying and outstanding flight instruction. Ron currently instructs at Aerowood Aviation in Monroe, NC at the EQY airport and conducts checkrides as a DPE.  We discussed checkride preparation, ground and oral scenarios, common pitfalls on the flight portion, and Ron’s advice on how to set students up for success on their next examination.  Ron discusses what he thinks are the two biggest changes in general aviation in the last 50 years and reminisces about his brightest students.

Thank you, Ron! Your lifelong commitment to aviation is a gift to the pilot community!

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