Ed started aviation training at Freedom Field in Medina, Ohio. His first
solo flight took place on July 26, 1987. Being a poor
martial arts instructor, he would barter most of his flight lessons with karate
instruction. In 1990, Ed decided to go back to college and become an airline
pilot. This was a difficult choice because teaching the martial arts only
left Sundays (if no tournament was on that weekend) free for academic pursuits.
Therefore, Ed made the strenuous decision to withdraw from fulltime
instruction. After selling his martial arts school (regrettably upsetting
many students) he began training in aviation at American Flyers. Ed also returned
to college where he eventually achieved a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.
Ed has all his instructor ratings in both airplanes and helicopters. He
students from the beginning (Private Pilot) to advanced ratings such
as the ATP (Airline Transport Pilot). Ed is a former Captain for US Airways
Express (PSA) and flew a DO-328-100 (right). For Recreation, Ed spends
his free time flying for Channel 5 News and flight instructing in helicopters. Doing this activity
created an enjoyable diversion from the stresses of
academic research and study. By far, flying helicopters is one of the most fun leisure activities
that he has undertaken. Even though Ed has all of his
instructor ratings for airplanes, he only takes students for helicopter training.
For information about helicopter training with Ed
please call Precision Helicopters
566-7433 or Fax (216) 566-7933.