Norman Kalat, Chief Flight Instructor, CFI, CFII, MEI
started flying at the age of 17.
interest in flying was sparked in his
growing years by an airplane ride at the Fair.
It took Norm 13 years from his first flight lesson to realize his dream of being a pilot by earning his Private Certificate.
In addition to that longed-for Private, Norm
holds certificates for Commercial, ASEL, ASES, AMEL, Instrument, Glider, CFI
has piloted numerous airplanes and the list includes Aeronca Champ, Cub, Super Cub, Cessna 150, 152, 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, 206, Beech 23, V35, A36, BE-58, C90 and Lear 35.
favorite airplane is the Piper Super Cub and the most unusual airplane he
has flown is a Pietenpol.
Norm has been a flight instructor in Colorado as well as a tow pilot at the USAF Academy.
In Alaska, he
flight instructed in Super Cubs on floats and flew 135 in a Cub and 172 on floats.
In addition to flight instructing in Arizona, he has also been a corporate pilot and flown all over the United States.
Norm's spent 4 years in the Navy as a Mechanic on the A-6.
wife, Christina, have been married for 13 years and have one son, Nathaniel.