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Murray Metzger, Elias

Instructor Name: Murray Metzger, Elias

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General Information
 Base Airport   SQL
 Teaches At   PAO, SQL
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted   Visa/MC/Amex/PayPal
  (650) 520-0086
 Hourly Rate   $80
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings held:

AC Instructs in:
C-182, C-172, PA-28

Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?

I discovered my love of flying in my early 20's and have been flying ever since. I enjoy reminding myself that good decisions are made consciously and don't happen by accident. Flying is a perfect way to practice this on every flight.

How long have you been instructing?
I have taught periodically since 1995.

Do you tend to favor PAO or SQL, and how might it affect a student's ability to schedule time?
I live in San Francisco, so SQL is much closer but I will travel to PAO if needed.

How would you describe your availability in general?
I teach part time and my schedule is somewhat flexible. Please check the calendar.

What method of ground school do you prefer and how does it relate to your syllabus?
I've seen good results with the King's and Sporty's courseware but in person works well too.

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?
I am a believer in the capabilities of modern avionics systems and recommend using them from day one.

What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?
The airplane you fly first is the one you will learn best. Ask yourself why you want to fly? Trips, local tours or staying in the pattern - there's a plane that fits the bill. Learn to fly in that one.

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

Additional Comments:
I am a fan of going places - you are learning to fly after all. With a little extra time in the Bay area, you can head to over 30 different airports for practice without blocking out an entire day. These trips will build the basics but also present many opportunities to make good decisions about the weather and try different approaches to routing. In the Bay area, these experiences will build the confidence to really have fun up there.