Kirby Ortega - Flight Instructor Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
Kirby Ortega is an FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor, a two-term NAFI Master Flight Instructor, and an FAA FAAST Team member. He was the FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year in 2002, and was inducted into the NAFI National Hall of Fame in 2014. He has more than 24,000 accident/incident-free flight hours logged, and he’s given more than 15,000 hours of dual instruction. Kirby was as a pilot for Cessna Aircraft for 29 years. He has flown hundreds of customer and press demo flights, in everything from the Skycatcher to the Citation X. He has conducted Caravan operations in 90 different countries.