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Krosse, Garrett

Instructor Name: Krosse, Garrett

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General Information
 Base Airport   All
 Teaches At   PAO, SQL
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted   Visa/MC
  (650) 281-8173
 Hourly Rate   $55
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings held:

Commercial Pilot: SEL, MEL, BE-1900 SIC. Instrument Airplane. CFI.
AC Instructs in:

C-172, C-172SP, C-172SP-G1, C-172RG, C-182, C-182T-G1, PA28-161, PA28-181, PA28RT-201T.
Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?

I love flying in every way, shape and form. The ability to pass on that love of flying is something extremely rewarding. Opening up new doors and passing on new and complex knowledge is fun, putting a smile on my face to see someone progressing from nothing to a professional pilot. Safety is extremely important; from the initial Private Pilot, to teaching people how to fly High-Performance and Complex airplanes, safety is always at the top of my list.

How long have you been instructing?

Since December 2013.

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

Either airport works for me, just check-in with me and let me know when and where you're scheduling me!

How would you describe your availability in general?

Always open unless otherwise shown by my schedule. Available days, nights and weekends.

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

Whatever method works best for the student. Whether is be by book, classroom, computer, DVD or face-to-face instruction, I will do anything to complement your ground school choice in the air.

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?

The Cessna 182! It's a beautiful high-performance airplane that flies around like it is on rails. It's great for teaching the next step up from the initial Private Pilot, and teaches responsibility in a complex and high-performance airplane. It has great ergonomics, is comfortable, and is perfect for long cross-country flights.

What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?

Any plane that they are comfortable in! Either Cessna or Piper is perfect for initial training.

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

Additional Comments:

Aviation is my biggest passion of my life, and I have always looked to the sky. I have done all my flight training at West Valley Flying Club and am excited about teaching at the club! Give me a call and we can set up a time to meet and discuss your goals for becoming a pilot.