Travis achieves his goal to change his career/life and become and work as a trike CFI.

Published by: Paul Hamilton on 9th Apr 2017 | View all blogs by Paul Hamilton


The phone rings. Someone asks if I provide mountain flying for trikes. HMMMMMMM…. Yes I do come out and fly with me and I will teach you how to fly in the mountains. Travis lived in NJ and wanted to get his CFI and set up operations in South America Chile to run a flight operation just like many other dreamers wanting a new life. I said “yea come out and fly with me and let me know when you are coming”. He said OK I will let you know.


It should be noted I get all kinds of calls about people wanting to live their dream but most are just talk. They say they will get back to me and that is the last I hear from them. Well this is not the story here.


About a month later Travis calls me and said “I sold everything and headed out to you. Do you still have that S-LSA trike for sale I want it?”.


Well he showed up, bought the trike, got his sport pilot license last summer and flew every possible time to get his 150 hours in less than a year. He just passed his CFI checkride and we had our first fly together with customers today. YaHoooooo


Travis will be working with me this summer providing intro flights at Lake Tahoe and doing primary training for trike students.


Congratulations Travis for living your dream and welcome to serious triking.




  • Bryan Tuffnell
    by Bryan Tuffnell 1 year ago
    Good lad. Say cheers to him from Down Under!
  • Job Chithalan
    by Job Chithalan 1 year ago
    Many pilot dream but only a very few strive and make it a reality.
    Congrats to Travis and best wishes for a happy and rewarding flying career!
  • white eagle
    by white eagle 1 year ago
    Just terrific acomplishment if i was younger i would probably do the same.
  • Craig Dingwall
    by Craig Dingwall 1 year ago
    Great story for all those that look at this and see it as too hard to achieve. Proves that with the right commitment, you can still achieve it.

    Good on him....
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