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Type-specific training quickly provides an intimate picture of an airplane from instructors who have collected years of experience.

For Mooneys, the clean airframe means that particular attention must be paid to landing speed. An extra 5-10 knots can mean that the aircraft will bounce. In the worst cases, directional control can be lost and a prop strike (or worse) results.

Mooneys are placarded to avoid intentional spins: for good reason. Here's one instructor's story about entering a cross-controlled stall unintentionally and what he learned from the spin that resulted. And the webmaster's account of an inadvertent spin. In my case it was directly related to training with an instructor with no Mooney time -- and who insisted on entering a full stall and recovering during commercial ticket training.

Experienced Mooney instructors can expose pilots to a better understanding of the mechanical structure of the plane; more complete checklists; assistance with learning complex GPS equipment; suggestions about maintenance; and information about systems that are outside the scope of the Pilot's Operating Handbook.

This page is intended to be a directory to Mooney-specific instructors throughout the world. For more information on their philosophy of instruction and cost, please see their web link. If an instructor also teaches for MAPA Safety Foundation's Pilot Proficiency Program, it is noted in this chart.

Instructors wishing to be added to the directory should contact Andy Czernek, aczernekATcomcast.net

Web pages can be created easily for flight instructors without their own sites. See Don Kaye's web link for a template to follow.

State/
Province
City Name Hours instructing/
Hours in Mooneys
Updated PPP Instructor Website Phone
AZ Phoenix/Prescott Todd Underwood 5,000
550
3/2015 Yes Link
E-mail
623-202-6910
928-443-0862
AZ Phoenix/Prescott Boris Vasilev 2,000
400
7/2015   Website
E-mail
602-791-9637
CA San Jose Don Kaye 5,640
8,460
10/2015   Link
Website
E-mail
408-499-9910
CA Santa Cruz (KWVI) Jesse Kempa  
250
6/2010   E-mail 831-325-6604
CA San Francisco Shawn Sullivan 600
400
2/2007   E-mail 415-971-5262
CA
OR
San Diego
Sunriver
Chuck McGill 9,125
3,988
3/2011 Yes Link
E-mail
858-451-2742
CO Denver Jim Rogers 900
500
8/2002   E-mail 303-921-6937
FL Tampa/St. Petersburg (KPIE) Richard Baize >3,000
>1,00
11/2012 Yes Link
E-mail
623-252-1506
FL
Netherlands
Ft. Myers
Amsterdam
Leonard van Linschoten 2000
1400
1/2011 Yes E-mail FL: 941-928-7905
Netherlands: 0031-344-652860
IL Chicago Chris Kraj 760
40
6/2012   E-mail 773-383-7955
IN
FL
Indianapolis (KEYE)
Clearwater (KCLW)
Mike Elliott 950
1,900
12/2015   E-mail 727-939-4164
MN Minneapolis Loren D. Jones NA
530
2/2002   E-mail 952-447-0600
MN Minneapolis Ruben Alvarez NA
500
2/2002 Yes E-mail 612-377-9481
NV Reno Bill Custer 1,100
200
3/2015 E-mail (775) 410-8000
NH Nashua Steven Brown 680
2,500
11/2003 Yes E-mail 630-888-6690
630-930-6690
NJ Trenton Philip Abrams >1,000
>225
3/2008   E-mail 609-273-2397
NY New York City Larry Collinson 3,750
1,225
4/2009 Yes E-mail 516-432-2742
PA Allentown (KABE) Gary Banas NA
450
1/2007   E-mail 267-614-5582
SC Beaufort Doug Carmody  
2,000
2/2002   Link
E-mail
843-521-9412
TX Dallas Jonathan Hanold 3,000
1,800
2/2004   E-mail (972) 355-3707
TX Houston Carl Sharon 800
1,500
9/2015   E-mail (281) 799-8487
TX Kerrville Dylan Foley 420
1,750
5/2009 Yes E-mail (512) 589-1862
TX San Antonio Trey Hughes 5,800
4,450
11/2003   Link
E-mail
(210) 495-8696
F: (210) 525-8085
TX San Antonio Stephen Masters 1,000
475
11/2003   E-mail (210) 313-5158

Revision: 12/3/2015

 

 

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