I have been lucky and privileged to train with Shane on a yearly basis for the last 4 years. I can’t say enough about Shane’s knowledge of the PC-12 and his calm instructing ability. Training with Shane has shown me how extremely valuable it is to train in the airplane you fly on a daily basis. At the beginning of 2019 I was still employed by the Phoenix Police Department Air
Support Unit. Our command staff also saw the value of Shane’s training and brought him out to provide recurrent training to our PC-12 pilots. I have also flown with several owner/operators that have echoed my above statements in regard to Shane’s recurrent training. More recently I have spoken to some owner/operators that feel that training once a year is not enough and believe training every 6 months would be more appropriate to maintain their skill level. They suggested alternating between in airplane training with Shane and simulator training. I believe this training regimen would give you the best of both worlds; training in your own airplane with Shane, and simulator training to cover things you can’t do in the airplane. Thank you, Shane, for continuing to challenge me every time we fly together!!