Fouga-CM-170-Magister.pngAFD provides Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), stall/spin, Aerobatics, Tailwheel training, and formation training. The mission at AFD is to provide the best specialty flight training possible. Reducing the number of Loss of Control Inflight (LOC-I) mishaps, the number one cause of airplane fatalities, is at the top of our priority list. Additionally, AFD seek to make better all-around pilots through increased "stick-and-rudder" and aeronautical decision making skills.

At this year's Airshow of the Cascades, AFD will be represented by:

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Chief Instructor Pilot and Director of SafetyMike Kloch - Chief Instructor Pilot at Advanced Flight Dynamics

Mike Kloch is a former Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot, combat veteran and school trained Aviation Safety Officer (Naval Postgraduate School). Mike has an Airline Transport Pilot rating and CFI / CFII / MEI instructor qualifications. He also volunteers as an FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Representative. Mike has a Bachelors of Science degree from Oregon state University and 2 AAS Aviation degrees from Central Oregon Community College. He is also Commercial and Instrument rated in helicopters with NVG qualifications. Mike has high performance, complex, high altitude, and tailwheel endorsements.  He will be piloting a Fouga CN 170 Magister Jet.

Sean VanHatten - Flight Instructor at AFD

sean-vanhatten.pngSean "Junior" VanHatten
CFI & Upset Recovery, Spin Training, & Aerobatics Instructor

Sean soloed in a Citabria at 17 and acquired his private while still in high school. Sean then attended Central Oregon Community College where he received his AAS in Aviation. Sean has a BS in Physics from Oregon State University and has worked as a banner tow pilot flying Cubs. He is also an active aerobatic competitor in the Intermediate category flying a Pitts S-1S. In 2014, he was the northwest regional points leader and placed third in Sportsman flying an Extreme Decathlon at the US National Aerobatic Championships. Sean has an Airline Transport Pilot rating and CFI certificates with two type ratings, Sean has flown over 80 different types of aircraft in a wide variety of flight operations, and he also has experience building and maintaining custom aerobatic airplanes.  Sean will be operating an L-39 Jet.

Visit the Advanced Flight Dynamics web page for additional details

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