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Cox, Matthew

Instructor Name: Cox, Matthew

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General Information
 Base Airport   SQL
 Teaches At   PAO, SQL
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted   Visa/Mastercard/AMEX/PayPal
  (949) 275-7232
 Hourly Rate   $100
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings Held:

AC Instructs In:
C-172, C-182; very happy to teach in other aircraft

Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?
I was a Navy fighter pilot (F/A-18 Hornet), and have missed flying regularly since I started working in tech. I'm excited to share my experience with other pilots!

How long have you been instructing?
I started civilian flying in 2005, and for the Navy in 2008. I did some teaching in the Navy, but I was never a military instructor pilot. As a civilian, I got my CFI rating summer 2019, and have only done informal teaching so far. 

Do you tend to favor PAO or SQL, and how might it affect a student's ability to schedule time?
I prefer SQL as I live in S.F., but I'm happy to fly from PAO also.

How would you describe your availability in general?
Nights and weekends are best, but I expect some weekday availability, especially earlier in 2020!

What method of ground school do you prefer and how does it relate to your syllabus?
I'm a visual learner, and have found most students to be. I think the King Schools programs are a great baseline, but should be mixed with case study/real world issue analysis, as well as lessons on the ground, and of course learning by doing.

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?
The first plane I learned on, is still one of my favorites, I'm happy to teach anyone in a Robin R200/r2160, though I don't know of any in NorCal. 

What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?
C-172 is classic, and has trained countless students. I often prefer low wing airplanes, and would also look at Piper and Diamond.

What percentage of your students pass their check ride on the first try?
I am new to teaching as a CFI, but I will be shooting for 100%.

Additional Comments:
I have flown a lot of aerobatics, and would be interested in expanding further in that area for anyone interested.