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About Peter Allen
Peter has wanted to fly all his life. He became an A&P in 1986 and got his Private license the same year. After working as an A&P for several years and gaining his IFR ticket along the way, he went to Phoenix, AZ, and enrolled in helicopter flight school in 1991. After graduating he worked as a flight instructor until the school went out of business. Since then he has spent the past 27 years as an A&P, IA, Pilot, Instructor, Chief Pilot, helicopter business owner, maintenance director, and commercial pilot. Currently he is in the Middle East working as an off-shore helicopter pilot, company check airman, type rating instructor, type rating examiner, and simulator instructor/examiner. His ratings include A&P Mechanic, ATP Helicopter Pilot, CFI/CFII Helicopter, Single engine land and Multi engine land with an Instrument rating, Commercial Glider Pilot, Light Sport Gyrocopter Pilot, and UAS Drone Pilot. Peter has been married to a wonderful and understanding woman since 1989 and has four grown children. If allowed to do any job in aviation… he would be a flight instructor, and that is what he intends to do instead of retiring.
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