Come join retired US Navy Captain and Naval aviator, Rich Hinnenkamp, as he talks about his experience in naval aviation and gives us a run down of naval aviation training and flying as well as airline and corporate flying. His presentation will include basic air traffic control, navigation, aircraft simulation technology, as well as rudimentary aeronautics, aerodynamics and safety. Employment potential and some of the various avenues to a professional pilot career will be discussed.
Rich Hinnenkamp is a retired US Navy Captain and Naval Aviator. He was based in Pensacola, FL, Corpus Christi, TX, Rota, Spain & NAS Alameda. Upon leaving active duty he joined the naval reserve and had a short career flying for 3M before joining United Air Lines. He retired at the mandatory age of 60 (at that time) as a 747 captain. He then flew corporate jets for 10 years for a company called NetJets that is owned by Warren Buffett. He currently does a little bit of contract flying of corporate aircraft on a fill in basis.