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Michaud, Martin

Instructor Name: Michaud, Martin

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General Information
 Base Airport   PAO
 Teaches At   PAO
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted   Cash/Check
  (408) 799-5251
 Website   n/a
 Hourly Rate   $95-125
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings Held:

AC Instructs In:
*Citabria, *Decathlon, *Maule, *Husky, T-6 Texan, *Cessna 152/172/172RG/182, *Piper Warrior/Archer/Dakota/Arrow, *Katana, *Grob, *Tiger, *T-34 Mentor

Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?
I love to fly. I love to teach and I love being self-employed. Being a CFI is a marvelous combination of these. Plus, I get to hang out at the airport all day and do airplane stuff with airplane people. Lucky me.

How long have you been instructing?
24 years and more than 21,000 hours of dual instruction given in more than 40 aircraft types. I have provided flight instruction services to more than 500 clients and taught people of all ages to fly, from teenagers to folks in their 70s.

Do you tend to favor PAO or SQL, and how might it affect a student's ability to schedule time?
Palo Alto is my strong preference. I can't get to San Carlos on a regular basis.

How would you describe your availability in general?
First light to last light Tuesday- Saturday.

What method of ground school do you prefer and how does it relate to your syllabus?
I have no preference. It's entirely dependent on the student. I discuss the various alternatives with the student and try to help them to make the best choice for them.

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?
Tailwheel, because it demands the development of more highly refined piloting skills.

What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?
Completely dependent on the student. I discuss the student's flying goals with them, the pros and cons of each aircraft, and make recommendations based on the student's needs.

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