Rich Hayes

Eclipse 500 IP / FAA PPE, PHENOM 100 IP

Rich Hayes is an Eclipse 500/550 and Phenom 100 Instructor Pilot who has been teaching in VLJs since 2009

Rich brings his vast general aviation experience as a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) helping transition pilots to the Eclipse Jet and Phenom 100. Rich instructs in both planes and is also a Pilot Proficiency Examiner (PPE) in the Eclipse.

Rich got his aviation career started over 46 years ago at the age of 16. Immediately after college he was selected to attend US Air Force pilot training and instructed in the F-111, F-4 and F-15’s for 22 years. Also during that time, Rich was a Delta Airline pilot and later upgraded to Captain on the MD-88, MD-11, Airbus A-310, B-767 and B-757. He has a keen sense of the challenges that Eclipse pilots must overcome in flight training. Rich takes pride instructing in a down-to-earth style and helping pilots become better aviators in their personal aircraft as well as the knowledge of operating in todays advanced aircraft.

Rich is originally from the state of Oregon and now lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Cathy. When not flying, he enjoys golf and spending time with his three kids and his 5 grandchildren.

Rich Hayes

Rich Hayes

Eclipse 500 IP / FAA PPE, PHENOM 100 IP

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