Jim started flying when he was 15 at a glider club that was an hour and a half drive away. A few years later, he found a college aviation program and worked his way up from there until today, where he sits as a CFII with over 1000 hours, 700 of which are dual given, with aspirations to fly professionally in something burning Jet-A. Jim is a member of his local FAAST team and local flying club. Being dubbed the “nerd” of the flight school and certified airport bum, he humbly holds these titles as they come from the respect of his peers, thought they attest the title of “ladies man” is up for debate. Occasionally he’s invited to ride with corporate pilots and do the flying while they take a nap, and wake them up after a greaser.