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Dupre, Cameron

Instructor Name: Dupre, Cameron

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General Information
 Base Airport   PAO
 Teaches At   PAO, SQL
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted   Cash/Check
 Hourly Rate   $65
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings held:
CFI, CFII, Commercial ASEL, Instrument Airplane (High Performance, Complex, Tailwheel endorsements)

AC Instructs in:
C182, C172, C162, C152, PA28R, PA28-161. (Including G1000 models)

Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?

I love flying. Since I can remember, I have been enamored by airplanes. I started collecting m
odel airplanes when I was two. I started flying on Microsoft Flight Simulator when I was eight. I took my first lesson at twelve, soloed at sixteen, and earned my Private at seventeen. Flying is my passion, and I am thrilled by the opportunity to share my passion with others as an instructor.

How long have you been instructing?
Since June, 2012.

Do you tend to favor PAO or SQL, and how might it affect a student's ability to schedule time?
I am more than happy to teach at
either. Please leave me 30 minutes for the commute if you schedule me at a different location that my previous lesson!

How would you describe your availability in general?
I am available all mornings, evenings
, and weekends. I am a student at Stanford, so my daytime schedule changes every 3 months. However, I am able to teach most every weekday, we might just need to work together to find a mutual time slot.

What method of ground school do you prefer and how does it relate to your syllabus?
Flying is a skill set, a kno
wledge base, and an awesome responsibility. These three realms of flying often intersect and interplay. As an instructor, I consider my primary responsibility to be imparting the skills and judgement necessary to safely enjoy flying. Discussing some amount of aeronautical knowledge is necessarily required to fulfill this duty. I find that the elements of knowledge necessary for safe operation naturally arise during the flight training process. I cover these topics as they come up, and address any questions that the student has, during flight briefings and debriefings. There is also a realm of minutia that the FAA requires all pilots to know. In my opinion, the best way to go about acquiring this knowledge varies from student to student. As a student, I prefer online multimedia courses. But some students prefer assigned readings from either FAA Handbooks or another source. Some prefer more hands-off, self-guided approach. I can also do a classroom style FAA Knowledge Tet preparation with my students if they prefer, but I find that this is not the best use of their time and money. In summary, I work with students on an individual basis to determine the best plan of attack for ground school.

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?
There are only two kinds of airplanes:
good airplanes and great airplanes. I am excited for any opportunity to go flying!

What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?
I think to be
gin with (first 20 flight hours or so), the 152 is a great choice. It is a great value, flies true, and its simplicity allows you to focus on what really matters: stick, rudder, and power. As you close in on your certificate, it is a good idea to think ahead to which airplane you will likely fly most, and use the balance of your Private Pilot training to become comfortable flying it.

What percentage of your students pass their checkride on the first try?
far, 100%.

Additional Comments:
Block rates available.