Access to Experts 

Connect:  Instructors - Educators - Mentors

We're building a network of experts in every field of aviation that you can access for knowledge and hands-on training.  This is a burgeoning community for pilots, students, flight instructors and aviation enthusiasts.  Opportunities include scenario-based training, proficiency, transition, stick & rudder, back country, UAV, tail wheel, IFR, and much more.


Choose from an initial assortment of live Events and on-demand Programs featuring instructors, educators and mentors.  Stay on this frequency for updates.

Instructors - Educators - Experts

Optimal Learning at EAA AirVenture

A Hands-on, Minds-on Experience

It's time to make flying everything you dreamed it would be. Join us at AirVenture 2024 for an immersive experience that transforms your aviation skills. Engage in hands-on activities and connect with passionate pilots and instructors.


Choose from a powerful network of instructors, educators and mentors.  These are subject matter experts who are united in their love of aviation and teaching.  Connect with live Events, one-to-one or in a groups with one-to-more.  Watch professionally produced Programs on-demand.  Get the knowledge you want, and the training you need, directly from a trusted source.

Questioning your Way to Correlation

Jason Archer at the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center

Jason Archer took his first flight at age 8 and now spends his time either virtually off the planet as Director of the Glastonbury Planetarium or in the “real” air as a flight instructor for the past decade. With a degree in Astrophysics, he is a professional educator with over 20 years experience working in flight schools, planetariums, science centers and aviation museums. As the Chief Flight Instructor for Berkshire Aviation at the Great Barrington Airport (KGBR) in Great Barrington, MA he specializes in tailwheel and instrument training.


Connect live with experts from around the world.  Choose from a wide array of aviation topics and subjects.  Get the answers you need and the knowledge you want.  One-to-One or One-to-More.

The East Coast IFR Experience

Flying 3,000 nm in the System with a Master Instructor

A proficient pilot is in command of the entire flight. They study the weather, know their airplane, and obey their instruments. They stay ahead of the flight. They make the system work for them rather than simply taking what comes. Ride with one of the most accomplished and experienced instrument pilots in the general aviation community up and down the east coast of the USA as he demonstrates what it is to be pilot in command.

Expert Doug Stewart


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Think, See, Fly in 3D

Rich Stowell at AirVenture '24

Rich Stowell has been instructing since 1987. A subject matter expert in loss of control, he’s the 2014 National FAASTeam Rep of the Year and the 2006 National Flight Instructor of the Year. Rich has provided 9,300 hours of flight instruction, logging 35,000 spins along the way. In addition to publishing several books, he is the author of The Nine Principles of Light Airplane Flying and is the primary mover for the Experiment in Optimal Learning featured at the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture this year.

Learn - Do - Fly

A good pilot is a healthy mix of mathematician, scientist and athlete, part mechanic and all curiosity.  They must know everything about their airplane;  control surfaces, power plant, the avionic systems, tire pressure.  Because, while the heart of an airplane is metal, fabric or composite;  the bloodstream fuel and oil, its brain is the person who flies it.

Adopted from Wings for this Man, AAF 1945