Ken Wittekiend

Workshop Debriefings

At the end of each workshop, Ken Wittekiend will lead participants through a thorough review and summation of their recent learning activity.  He will also guide everyone on a brief survey which we would like everyone to complete prior to leaving the Pilot Proficiency Center.


July 22nd - 26th

Pilot Proficiency at EAA AirVenture 2024


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Ken Wittekiend will complete the agenda for the morning and afternoon sessions.  All of the Optimal Learning workshops during the week of AirVenture are about reaching the ultimate learning level.



A dynamic atmosphere that fosters discussion and a flow of ideas.  Exploring ways to think and teach differently.  Pushing learning to the correlation-level. Featuring activity and flight sim labs 

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Interact with others as you experiment with different approaches to thinking and
teaching.  Find the value in
regular proficiency training , make it normal, and treat it as a necessity.  

Ken Wittekiend is a professional aviation educator, author, commercial pilot and founder of ProMark Aviation Services, a full-service flight training company based in Burnet, Texas. He specializes in tailwheel, floatplane and Beech Bonanza training. Ken has over 12,500 hours of flight experience in a wide variety of general aviation aircraft, including over 8,500 hours of flight instruction given.

Ken serves as a FAASTeam representative for the Federal Aviation Administration, helping pilots by conducting seminars and counseling activities to reduce accidents and improve pilot safety practices. In 2009 and again in 2015, Ken was selected as the Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year for the FAA Southwest Region. He is also a nine-time Master CFI. In 2020, Ken was awarded the FAA Wright Brothers Award for 50 years of aviation experience. Ken is a charter member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators and formerly served on the SAFE Board of Directors.

He is a former Designated Pilot Examiner for the San Antonio Flight Standards District Office and has administered over 2500 practical tests.  Ken is also an avid back country pilot. In 2013 he flew his Super Cub from Texas to Alaska. In 2017, he spent two weeks flying a friend’s floatplane around Alaska. In 2020, Ken spent nine weeks flying his amphibious floatplane throughout the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.

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