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DAMF Flight Training Program Comments

Last Updated: 12/15/2019

Read comments from past students of the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation's Flight Training Program.


This past weekend, I had the extreme pleasure of obtaining my SIC Type Rating in the B-25 at the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation. It was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of my long career (both military and airline) in aviation.

Panchito is a beautiful and remarkable aircraft, having been restored and maintained by its owner, Larry Kelley, and the Foundation. The instructors are all world class... rest assured that you will be trained to airline standards when you train with these folks. The training environment is very professional yet still relaxed and friendly.

This is a truly outstanding experience which I highly recommend for any proficient multi-engine pilot.

Ricardo "Rick" Joseph, MD
787 FO
American Airlines


My two days at the Delaware Aviation Museum flying Panchito will go down as one of the highlights of my over 41 year flying career.  The training was professional, challenging and most importantly fun.  Top notch instruction, a one of a kind aircraft and that family atmosphere that we so often miss in aviation. The experience goes way beyond a bucket list checkoff.  It is a chance to fly an aircraft that changed the direction of US history.

Fredrick (Rick) P. Johnson
ATP AMEL Commercial ASEL ASES Glider, Gold Seal CFIIMEIG, SIC DC 3, Citation, B-25 AGI IGI 14,000+ hours







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