Local Flight Instructor Honored by FAA

David St. George, the chief pilot and chief instructor at East Hill Flying Club, was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration and awarded Flight Instructor of the Year for the eastern region (one of six national regions) for 2008.  The award is part of the national General Aviation Awards Program, which is a cooperative effort between the FAA and industry sponsors to recognize outstanding Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Avionics Technicians, Certificated Flight Instructors and Aviation Safety Counselors. These awards highlight the important role played by each of these aviation professionals in promoting aviation safety and education.

David recently flew the club’s Mooney to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to receive the award at the FAA Headquarters in Islip.  David had been an instructor for 15 years with over 10,000 flight hours.  He has also served as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for the past 10 years.  Congratulations to David for his dedication and professionalism and as an important asset to the airport and the community.

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