Leo R. Berube is a commercial pilot rated in airplane single-engine land, single-engine sea, multi-engine land, and instrument. He is a Certificated Flight Instructor for airplanes: single-engine land, single-engine sea, multi-engine land, and instrument. Leo began flying in 1967 for business, professional aerial photography, and advanced flight instruction. He was recognized as FAA Safety Counselor of the Year for 2017 and 2022 by the Columbia FSDO, he received the FAA Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award in 2017, and served 2 consecutive terms (6 years) as Director with the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA). Leo authors the “Safety Update” for the quarterly Palmetto Aviation.