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Floersch, Eliot

Instructor Name: Floersch, Eliot

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General Information
 Base Airport   PAO, SQL
 Teaches At   PAO, SQL
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted   Visa/MC/Amex/PayPal
  (650) 576-9281
 Hourly Rate   $120
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings held:

Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor (factory trained CSIP), CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, 10,000 hours of flight instructing over the past 25 years flying in the Bay Area. 

AC Instructs in:

Cirrus SR 20/22/22T/22TN (Avidyne and Perspective Avionics), AC-95/90; PC-12; B-99/95/76/58/55/35; C-421/320/310/210/206/177/172; COL-400/350/300; DA-42/40/20; P-46/44/32/28

Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?

I love the act of flight and I thoroughly enjoy teaching others. No other flying career has been as enjoyable to me. 

How long have you been instructing?

I've been teaching full-time for over 16 years. I plan to teach for another 40 years.

Do you tend to favor PAO or SQL, and how might it affect a student's ability to schedule time?

I favor SQL but do teach at PAO outside of rush-hour commute times.

How would you describe your availability in general?

I'm primarily available during midweek hours (7am-Midnight)

What method of ground school do you prefer and how does it relate to your syllabus?

Any ground school or home study program is acceptable. I'll confirm that all necessary knowledge is received.

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?


What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?

G1000 C172 or Cirrus

What percentage of your students pass their checkride on the first try?

96% averaged over 16 years

Additional Comments:

Please view some of my training videos at Others can be found on YouTube.