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EAA Chapter 1629
FLIGHT TIME: Total flight time: 2800 hours
Airline classroom instruction: 9000+ hours
CERTIFICATES: Former Airline Transport Pilot, Multiengine
Former Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument
Former FAA Control Tower Operator
Former FAA Designated Aircraft Dispatch Examiner
Advanced Ground Instructor
EMPLOYMENT: 1996-2010: Instructor, DHL / ASTAR Air Cargo
1993-1995: Airline Dispatcher Program Mgr/Instructor; Sierra Academy, Oakland, CA
1990 Co-founder of CATS FAA Computer Testing
1987-2010: President; Bill Phelps' Airline Ground Schools Inc. (AGS)
1984-1987: Senior Instructor, AGS
1982-1984: Aviation Products Manager/Corporate Pilot Company Rep, AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants
1973-1981: FAA Air Traffic Controller
1970-1972: Infantry Officer, US Army
EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree, Russian Language Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; 1969 Lifetime Teaching Credential Aviation subjects California Community Colleges, 1976 Beech King Air ground school, Wichita, KS 1984 B747 ground school, Dalfort,Dallas, TX 1990 B727 ground school, DHL, Cincinnati, OH 1996
EXPERIENCE: Retired in 2010 after 14 years as a pilot/dispatch instructor in the Training Dept at DHL Airways/ASTAR Air Cargo. Sold AGS in 2010 to Flamingo Air, Lunken Airport, Cincinnati and now working as a consultant. 14 years as a FAA dispatch examiner having conducted over 1,000 check rides.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Author; former radio talk show host - KFOX-FM (California).
1st Place Gold, Natl. Championship Air Races, Reno, NV 1990.
3 world aviation speed/altitude records, now superseded.
US Air Racing Association, past President.
Built/flew 2 race planes now on permanent display in museums one of which is the EAA Museum in
PERSONAL DATA: Date of birth: Feb. 28, 1946
Marital status: Married, 2 grown children.
Hobbies: Public speaking, backgammon, and creating PowerPoint training materials for aviation
1953 MG-TD Roadster
1940 cabin Waco VKS-7 biplane