Author Archive for: alexswyryn
About Alex Swyryn
Alex did his first flying at fifteen, taking nine hours of instruction mostly out of Marlboro, MA (9B1) before running out of money. He joined the Army in 2001 to fly Apache helicopters and found himself on his first combat tour right out of flight school in 2003. He now has five years of combat deployments behind him, is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and serves as an Apache Instructor Pilot at Ft. Hood, TX, providing instruction to Active, Guard and Reserve units all over the country. In early 2017 he received ratings for commercial, instrument, multi-engine fixed-wing as well as CFII helicopters. He is currently in the process of buying his first airplane, a Bellanca Super Viking.
Sign up for our free email newsletter, packed with tips, tricks and news for pilots.