Friday photo: Sam Stauss CFI checkride


The moment: Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) checkride

The pilot: Sam Stauss

The place: Clermont County Airport, (I69), Batavia, OH.

The aircraft: C172

The memory: This occasion is fulfilling one of my lifelong dreams to be able to teach others of the knowledge I have gained, so that others may be able to pursue their own dreams.

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.