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Sloan, James

Instructor Name: Sloan, James

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General Information
 Base Airport   PAO/SQL
 Teaches At   PAO/SQL
 Accepts New Students   Yes
 Payment Types Accepted   PayPal
 Hourly Rate   $80
 Ratings Held   See Below
 AC Instructs In   See Below

 About the Instructor

Ratings Held:

AC Instructs In:
C172, C182

Why are you a Certified Flight Instructor?
I earned my CFI mostly because I wanted to continue learning about aviation and become a better pilot by teaching. Also because I'm completely obsessed with aviation and look for almost any excuse to fly more. 

How long have you been instructing?
I earned my CFI in 2020

Do you tend to favor PAO or SQL, and how might it affect a student's ability to schedule time?
Either is fine at the moment

How would you describe your availability in general?
I'm available every day

What method of ground school do you prefer and how does it relate to your syllabus?
I would suggest that students invest in an online ground school and augment that with instruction from me on particularly complex topics. In person ground school classes are also great for building relationships if that better suits your learning style.

What is your favorite aircraft to instruct in?
I own N5043J, so probably that one. I also own a C182 and enjoy teaching high performance transitions and mountain training in those. With both models, I bring a deep familiarity with the aircraft systems, advanced avionics, as well as an ownership mentality that benefits students who really want to understand airplanes in depth, or are interested in owning their own one day.

What are your aircraft recommendations for a new student?

What percentage of your students pass their check ride on the first try?
So far 100% of my students have passed on their first attempt.