I decided to title my very first blog post as “Creating the Crimson Cross” to explain how I went from deciding to become a pilot, to flying in the airlines, to creating my very own flight school in Utah (Axiom Aviation).
The “Crimson Cross” in the title of this blog refers to the flight school I created in Ogden, UT. In our logo and throughout our website we have decided to brand ourselves through use of a red “X”.
That being said I would also like to state that this blog has been created with no affiliation or connection to Axiom Aviation. The views expressed in these blog posts are not the opinions of Axiom Aviation. I have written this blog under my own accord and all opinions contained herein are my sole opinions concerning the different flight schools in Utah. I have created this blog to be a place where prospective pilot students can come to gather quick, simple information on different flight schools and in turn decide which flight schools they should investigate further.
What I am…
I am an aviation professional that loves flying and talking about flying. I have undergone advanced flight training to earn all of my Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificates and my Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with a CL-65 type rating (license to fly the CRJ 200’s, 700’s, and 900’s). I am a pilot who has experienced what it is like to fly with cool, down-to-earth pilots/instructors and what its like to fly with the pilots that believe they are “God’s gift to aviation”. I have experienced many different teaching methods and can comment on the ones I believe to be the most effective in helping a student achieve their aviation goals.
What I am NOT…
I am not an aviation expert, in the sense that I know EVERYTHING there is to know about flying. Anybody that proclaims to know EVERYTHING about aviation is a liar and in my personal experience, actually knows very little about flying or the aviation industry. As a professional I have built my reputation on providing accurate facts and avoiding speculation. However, seeing as though I am not perfect and that I am not “all knowing” I appreciate all comments/feedback from readers. Especially those comments that may correct me on something I misunderstood or stated incorrectly.
Also, I am not a journalist or English Professor. I am a pilot/business owner. I understand that my punctuation and grammar may not be 100% correct all the time but I pride myself on providing facts in a basic, easy-to-read, and easy-to-understand manner.
I plan to update the page with new posts on a weekly basis. However, I would like to hear from you on what you are most interested in hearing about. Take the survey below and let me know!
Thank you for taking the time to check out my first post. I believe that with our collective knowledge we can help future pilots make smarter career decisions, and that we can provide insight/tips to the well experienced/seasoned pilots.