Re-enacted Lindbergh's Atlantic Crossing In 1987... In A Cessna
Aero-News has learned a San Diego, CA-area Master CFI, Chuck
McGill, was recently named by the FAA as the Western Pacific Region
2009 CFI of the Year.
McGill has been an active CFI for 28 years and has over 11,000
flight hours. He has served as a volunteer Safety Counselor for the
FAA SAN FSDO for over 20 years. His aircraft are based at
Montgomery Field in San Diego.
In addition to his own teaching activities, Chuck taught for the
AOPA Air Safety Foundation for many years, and currently teaches
for the Mooney (MAPA) Safety Foundation and the Cessna Pilot's
Association 210 Course.
McGill specializes in Advanced Avionics training (Garmin G1000,
GNS530/430, etc) and Type Training in the Cessna 210 Series
aircraft and the late model Mooney Acclaim, Bravo, Ovation and
"252" aircraft. His type training courses are approved for initial
and recurrent training by most insurance underwriters in the Cessna
210 Series aircraft, all Mooney M20 aircraft and the Beech A/B-36
and A/B-36TC aircraft.
In May 1987, he re-enacted Lindbergh's crossing of the Atlantic
in his T-210, receiving the Medal of Paris. His personal flying
experiences have taken him in his own airplane throughout the
United States, to Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Greenland, Iceland,
Scotland, Ireland, England, The Netherlands and France.
Chuck holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, an MBA in
Finance and Marketing, and is a former adjunct professor of
Aeronautics at National University. He is a retired Lieutenant
Colonel, US Marine Corps.