Chris Tiller – ferrying a Chinese Y12 from China to Mali in Africa

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October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chris Tiller recently helped ferry a Chinese Y12 (similar to a DeHavilland Twin Otter) flight of two from China to Mali in Africa.  The route took them from China across Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Med, Algeria and Morocco.  Flight time was 40+ hours over several days. Chris is presently instructing at Willamette Aviation and will shortly begin training for his new gig with Horizon as a First Officer.

Join us for Chris’ exciting tale of delivering this interesting aircraft to a third world nation through some really challenging territory.

Chris Tiller began his flying career at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where he earned his aviation degree in 2015. He soon found work as a CFI, as well as a program manager at a flight school and then an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor at a Part 141 operation in Hillsboro. Chris currently is working with students and discovery pilots at Willamette Aviation, while building his hours and experience with plans to become a full-time airline pilot. He also has a passion for back-country flying and vintage aircraft, and he enjoys seeking out new aviation challenges and experiences.