Steve Thibault began flying 32 years ago, and he has been a flight instructor for 27 of those years. He now has over 16,000 hours of flight time, and has given more than 14,000 hours of dual instruction. Steve is a graduate of the aviation program of the University of North Dakota. Steve is also FAAST team representative.

Steve has flown over 100 different types of planes. He specializes in both initial and recurrent training for the C421, the C414 and the C340. Steve works with Neil Meyer of Aviation Enhancements, based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He also trains pilots in PA46, Piper Malibu and Mirage.

Steve has long been an advocate for sim training. He commented that the sim is an excellent tool for teaching the instrument scan, as well as the unparalleled ability to fail instruments in a realistic manner. He also thinks the Elite sim, with its Garmin 430 and KAP/KFC 150 autopilot, is a great tool for teaching GPS, autopilot and flight director.

Steve has a lot of experience with the G1000 and enjoys working with customers in the new G1000 sim. He feels it will prove to be a wonderful transition tool for learning all types of aircraft with the G1000 or a similar avionics package.

Of all the planes Steve has flown, his favorite is the Stearman.

For further information, contact Steve

[I met Steve 25 years ago, when I went for my first flight lesson. I was terrified every time Steve gently banked the plane, convinced it was going to fall right out of the sky. Now, 25 years later, we are still flying together. He's a great instructor -- Linda]

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