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The Idaho Aviation Association was organized in 1989 to give Idaho a general aviation voice locally and nationally. Our mission is to represent our members in forums where decisions are made that affect general aviation; to inform our members about aviation issues; to work with public and private entities for the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of aviation facilities; and to promote safety, education and public understanding of general aviation in Idaho.
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Rich Stowell, MCFI-A – www.RichStowell.com
Rich began his full-time career as a flight instructor in 1987 after developing the renowned Emergency Maneuver Training Program at CP Aviation in Santa Paula, CA. He is the 2006 National Flight Instructor of the Year, has held a Master Instructor designation continuously since 1999, and became the country’s first Master Aerobatic Instructor in 2001. In 2000, the International Aerobatic Club recognized Rich as one of a small handful of Official Spin Doctors.
Rich has authored three aviation textbooks and has had more than 75 articles published in various aviation magazines. He also served as lead scriptwriter for three FAA safety videos as well as scripted, associate produced, and hosted four educational programs of his own. Rich has been an active FAA Safety Team Representative since 1991, and has conducted nearly 300 safety seminars across the U.S., Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and Indonesia. He appeared on the 2012 FAA Safety Standdown video as an expert on Loss of Control as well.
Rich is a Charter Member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), was awarded Honorary Membership in the International Association of Natural Resource Pilots for “dedication toward safety and education through specialized training for the natural resource aviation community.” He serves on the Board of Directors of the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Association as well as the Board of Review for Master Instructors LLC.
As of September 2012, here are some of Rich’s flying stats:
Total Flight Time – 9,500 hours
Instruction Given – 8,500 hours
Tailwheel Time – 8,500 hours
Number of Landings – 23,800
Number of Spins – 32,900 (equivalent to spinning down from the International Space Station nearly seven times!)
Thanks to Frank Lester and the Idaho Department of Transportation, Rich first visited Idaho in 2002. He currently lives in McCall with his wife, Jan (also a pilot) and has offered training in a Super Decathlon from Cascade Airport (U70) during the summer months since 2009.