Tom Koop, CFII has been flying in the Brainerd Lakes area since 1971

Ratings held - commercial pilot for airplane single engine (land and sea) and multi-engine (land)

Certified Flight Instructor (airplane single engine and airplane instrument)

Approved by Minnesota Dept. of Education for teaching FUNDAMENTALS OF AVIATION at high school level

Flying experience

      Float flying - 21 years

      Tail wheel - 21 years

      High Performance/Complex - 31 years

Teaching style - relaxed and patient with emphasis on understanding the aerodynamics (and fluid dynamics on floats) of what's happening with the aircraft, so you understand the "why" behind the maneuvers you'll master