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About Fred Simonds
Long before the day he started flight training in 1978, he knew flying was for him. Of Fred’s 5000+ hours, about 3900 are instrument instruction. He is a Gold Seal CFI. Fred’s specialty is IFR training in glass cockpit aircraft, such as the Cirrus, Cessna 172/182/210, Columbia 350, Piper Archer III and Piper Mirage 350. His teaching career spans three large flight schools and two flying clubs. At one school he was the assistant chief instructor for eight years. Fred occasionally speaks at FAA safety meetings, and is a prolific author, having written hundreds of articles for aviation magazines.
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