Phillip Smith: Flight Instructor Profile

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Learn 2 Fly CT
Airplane Single Engine
Airplane Multi Engine
Instrument Airplane
High Performance
Tail Wheel
Light Sport Aircraft
Airplane Single Engine Sea

About Phillip

Always having loved aviation and having served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic, the journey of Learn 2 Fly CT began when Phil ran into a high school friend while working at Bradley International Airport after his military duty.

It was that chance encounter that convinced Phil he needed to pursue his passion for flying. He went home that night, changing colleges to pursue a degree in Aeronautics and beginning flight training at nearby Simsbury Airport shortly after – earning his Private Pilot Certificate within 3 months and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.

Today, Phil is a certificated Commercial Single Engine Land/Sea and Multi Engine Land Instrument pilot and has achieved his Certificated Flight Instructor Certificates for Single Engine Land/Sea, Multi-Engine Land and Instrument (CFI, MEI, CFI-I). He also spent the summer of 2016 teaching students in a 1946 Piper Cub on straight EDO 1400 floats.


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