Mark Dickerson: Flight Instructor Profile

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High Flights Soaring
Airplane Single Engine
Basic Ground
High Performance
Tail Wheel

About Mark

Mark Dickerson retired from the Air Force after a 25-year career with over 4500 hours of flying time in over 40 aircraft types. He did operational tours in T-38 Talons, F-4 Phantoms, and OV-10 Broncos. To that he added flight test tours in F-5s, F-16s, and F-18s. He is a graduate and former Deputy Commandant of the USAF Test Pilot School and is also an Associate Fellow and former Board Member with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP). After five years with industry, he spent 7 years as a NASA Research Project Manager, and is the only African American to ever become a Research Pilot at NASA’s Dryden (now “Armstrong”) Flight Research Center. The former Boy Scout is also a senior member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and former member of the AIAA Flight Test Technical Committee. Dickerson is is a flight instructor and Tow Pilot with his Soaring Club, and will help with tail wheel transitions, Flight Reviews, Rusty Pilot Refreshers, Pinch Hitter


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