Mr. Hamby is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne. He has been an instrument-rated Certified Flight Instructor since 2005 and has over 7,000 hours of flying time as an instructor. He was Instructor of the Year in 2008 for the FAA’s Allentown Flight Service District Office. He also teaches tail-wheel and aerobatic flying (although there will be no aerobatics on this flight). Mr. Hamby is a member of the FAA Safety Team and teaches seminars to pilots on topics such as winter flying, night flying, and aeronautical decision-making.