"You can fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill."
Mechanic since 1988 and Instructor since 1995.
Summary of Expertise:
Idalo began his career as a helicopter mechanic in the US Air Force in 1984. He expanded his experience to working on general aviation aircraft as well as large aircraft such as the MD-11. He started flying in 1988 and received his private license shortly afterwards. He received his Inspection Authorization certificate in 1991 while working for AeroTest. His love for flying allowed him to continue his training and in 1995 received his Commercial Pilot Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor Airplane for single engine land, multi engine land, and instrument as well as Advanced Ground and Instrument Ground Instructor.
With that training he began training others at ComAir Academy. In 1999, he also received his Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a type rating in CE-500 and followed it with a FCC Radiotelephone Operator Permit in 2000. He worked as a corporate pilot for about ten years. He continues to enjoy training others who wish to learn to fly and has over 4,000 hours of flight & SIM instruction. Idalo’s diverse experience makes him a great addition to our 141 Flight School as our Chief Flight Instructor and also our 135 as Charter Pilot and Manager.
- Commercial Pilot
- Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (A&P)
- Inspection Authorization (IA), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
- Certified Multi-engine Flight Instructor (MEI)
- Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII)
- Advanced Ground and Instrument Ground Instructor
- Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
- FCC Radiotelephone Operator Permit.