Erik was first attracted to aviation as a small child living in Evanston, IL right under Chicago, O’Hare’s flight paths for departure and landing. No matter what he was doing Erik would always stop and watch the airplanes fly overhead.
When in high school, Erik won a discovery flight at Priester Aviation, at Chicago Executive Airport and was hooked! He majored in Aviation at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. While there he earned his Private, Commercial, Instrument and Multi-engine certificates, and later his CFI outside of school. After a sixteen year hiatus from aviation, and a move to Colorado from Chicago, Erik’s interest in Aviation was refueled. He is excited to be an instructor again and looks forward sharing his passion and love of aviation with Alliance members. Whether you are are starting out or looking for another certification, Erik will show you the way!