Setter Aviation

Setter Aviation

5.0 (1)
1 hire on
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

-Enjoys working with students in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.

-Bonanza 33/35/36 transition training and flight reviews

-Complex and High Performance endorsement training

-Private Pilot Training, Instrument Pilot Training, Commercial Pilot Training

I enjoy sharing my passion for aviation with pilots of all skill levels.  It is very fun to fly with clients, showing them a few tips and tricks as we progress through flight training.  A pilot's license is first and foremost a license to learn, but it is also a license that you will have for the rest of your life.  It is a great investment and enables us to fly as a hobby, on company business, or as a career commercial pilot.  There are so many different avenues that a client can take in aviation and it is my goal to expose various segments of our wonderful community to each pilot.  I also enjoy bringing my unique experience from the insurance & risk management industry to applications in aviation.

612 206 4430

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Dallas, TX 75220
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  • Pete H.

    Bryan is a talented instructor who is a real pleasure to fly with, and he is also very knowledgeable. Between his experience and demeanor, he makes for a great flight instructor. Highly recommended!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When working with a new client, we will discuss their goals and objectives both short-term and long-term.  We'll discuss their background and experience in aviation to tailor instruction to best accomplish our goals.  

For flight reviews, we'll discuss a pilot's strengths and weaknesses, areas they wish to work on and their current typical flying.

While we enjoy aviation and create a positive and fun learning environment, I stress the fundamentals, safety, procedures and risk management.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Certificated Flight Instructor Airplane (CFI-ASE), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFI-I), Advanced Ground Instructor, Instrument Ground Instructor, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, American Bonanza Society Flight Instructor Academy, NAFI Member.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Ground and Flight Instruction is billed per hour based upon the agreed upon hourly rate for my services.

Flight Review:  $184.50/review

Pricing Notes:  I am also available for check-ride preparation, mock check-ride flights, advanced cross-country flight planning and pilot skills, weather flying, and can be available anytime as an extra set of eyes or via Skype.

Please note: Aircraft are arranged separately.  I am more than happy to suggest those facilities where I provide instruction.

How did you get started teaching?

For most of my career, I have always been involved in teaching, whether educating clients from a risk management perspective or explaining various items.  I enjoy sharing my passion for aviation with all pilots.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with clients ranging from student pilots, hobby pilots, pilots transitioning from simple aircraft to complex or high performance aircraft, to professional pilots.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Providing instruction in aviation is quite enjoyable and a recent event clearly shows how addictive progress and seeing students succeed really is!  I had a client who was having difficulty with their steep turns to the right.  After doing a very nice steep turn to the left, the student was gaining altitude in the steep turn to the right and not effectively holding altitude.  I suggested the student focus directly over the engine cowling at a spot on the horizon and keep this spot in the same place on the horizon entering the turn.  The student did such a perfect steep turn to the right that we hit our own wake bubble exiting the steep turn maneuver.  I could not wipe the smile off my face for the entire afternoon after that flight!  Seeing students succeed is one of the best things about this career.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I suggest that a student wishing to hire a CFI in the North Texas region visit with a few CFIs to identify which instructors they fit well with and who's instructional style they enjoy.  Flying is fun!  We really do need to have fun during our lessons, while paying close attention to operational procedures.  All students learn through mistakes and an ideal CFI is there with the student to help them identify these mistakes and correct them in a safe and fun environment.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should ask how many times they can fly and when do I want to finish?

What is my budget?

What airport do I want to train out of (McKinney, Addison, etc.)

What type of CFI am I looking for and I should meet them first.

What airplanes I want to fly?  Does the flight school have a few of the same make & model to choose from so to not delay training?

Am I committed to studying outside of lessons with the material suggested?

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