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Finnie, Steve

Instructor Name: Finnie, Steve

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General Information
 Base Airport   PAO
 Teaches At   PAO, SQL
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted  Visa/MC/Amex/PayPal
  (650) 533-8384
 Hourly Rate   $70
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings Held:
Gold Seal, CFII, MEII

AC Instructs In:
C-152, C-172, C-172RG, C-182, TB-20, PA28-161, PA28-181, PA28-235, and PA28-200R, LC-51

Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?

I like the one to one training, Challenging the problem of custom tailoring training to each individual sharing the excitement with a new pilot, pursuing the dream of a life time. 

How long have you been instructing?
12 Years - 10,000 Hours at Palo Alto, San Carlos, Reid Hillview, San Jose, Hayward

Do you tend to favor PAO or SQL, and how might it affect a student's ability to schedule time?
I have no preference. I live in Burlingame so I am accessible to both.

How would you describe your availability in general?
Any time by appointment. 

What method of ground school do you prefer and how does it relate to your syllabus?
Self study with guidance. 

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?
I have never met an airplane I didn't Like. 

What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?
Cessna172 ,Warriors ,Archers and the TB-20 for complex 

What percentage of your students pass their checkride on the first try?
Out of the 102 private pilots, 23 Commercial pilots,3Multi-engin pilots, 11insturment pilots and 4 Flight instructors, 97% (138)

Additional Comments:
Any person refering to me, a new student that results in that person taking lessons from me, I would give $100 or 2 hrs of flight instruction, for the referal as a thank you.

"My background is a degree in Aero Science studied at Foothill College and San Jose State. Most all my work and training have been at Palo Alto Airport and in California. I can instruct in all West Valley aircraft with a weeks lead time to get current in that aircraft.

I can take credit cards for flight instruction"