Peter Neel grew up in Kenai, Alaska. His first summer job as a teenager was working at a family friend’s air taxi service. The job was rough: Visit with local characters who drank coffee while they debated big issues like “Go flying or go fishing.” They could do both if only they could afford the floats! Occasionally, Peter had to fuel a plane, mop a floor, or re-stock the soda machine. Somehow a pilot’s logbook appeared with Peter’s name and the rest is history—truly, history. After obtaining a Private Pilot Certificate, Peter didn’t fly for 25 years.
A few years ago, Peter passed what he calls a “bi-decade flight review” and realized it didn’t meet his personal minimums. Like a puzzle, the missing pieces were everywhere. It was time to get back to school. Peter worked his way through ratings and recently became a CFI instructing here in Aurora. From previous experience he knows that teaching is the best path towards continued learning. Tonight, hear him speak about Risk Management for Pilots.
Thanks to Mary Schu for inviting Peter.