My Qualifications: CFI
What I can teach: Private & Commercial
Aircraft I teach in: Cessna 172
Location: Monterey (KMRY) and Salinas (KSNS)
History: Terry D. Norbraten began instruction for private pilot 28 JUN 1994. He soloed in 17.7 hours in a C-150M in Chesapeake, VA where he was stationed for his undergraduate work. Shortly after earning his private certificate, he had to put flying on hold to finish out his career in the U.S. Navy. In the summer of 2007, he picked up flying again at the Monterey Navy Flying Club so that he could be checked out in the club’s T-34B (D-45) Beechcraft Mentor. In AUG of 2009 he earned his instrument rating.
In the fall of 2014, using his Post-911 GI bill benefits, he began commercial multi-engine training and earned his commercial certificate the following year. In the spring of 2015, he earned his tailwheel endorsement from Aerodynamic in Monterey. In the fall of 2017, he earned his single engine commercial add-on. And in the spring of 2018, he earned his single engine CFI certificate.
Terry has high performance/complex, high altitude and tailwheel endorsements and an SIC type rating in the CE-550. He has also earned his advanced and instrument ground instructor certificate. He has flown single engine turbo-props as a FedEx feeder pilot and now flies Citations (SIC), the Pilatus (PC-12) and the Twin Diamond (DA-62) for MPIJet as a charter pilot.
Terry enjoys flying in formation, aerobatics and occasionally gets to pilot an experimental kit-built Lancair Legacy with a 310HP Continental engine that trues out at 240 KTS.
Helping those driven to achieve their aviation dreams is a pleasure and an honor!