“The Pilot and the iPad”
Steve Thibault, Flight Proficiency, LLC
The iPad has had a significant impact on aviation, at a number of levels. Steve will explore the world of flying with the iPad, including preflight briefings, weight and balance, flight planning and the like. Special emphasis will be given to airspace, IFR routes and instrument approach charts. His dynamic presentation will compliment nicely with that of Brad Thurow, of the Appareo Corporation.
Steve Thibault took his first flying lesson at the age of 15. He attended the University of North Dakota, which is where he first began flight instructing. After he graduated from UND with degrees in aviation and business, Steve returned to the Twin Cities and found a job flight instructing at the Anoka County Airport. Since then, Steve has been a full-time Certified Flight Instructor. During his 34 years of flying and his 29 years of flight instructing, Steve has accumulated over 17,000 hours of flight time and has provided more than 15,000 hours of flight instruction in airplanes and 2,000 hours of instruction in flight simulators. He is the owner of FlightProficiency, a flight training company and co-owner of Sim Flite Minnesota, a simulator training company. He was the recipient of the FAA Great Lakes Region “Flight Instructor of the Year” in 2014, and he sits on the Board of the Minnesota Pilots Association.