|Posted by Shane Stolarik on September 24, 2012 at 2:05 PM|
After retiring this year as Director of Bands at Niles North High School for 30 years, our very own Elton Eisele returns to Northwest Flyers at Schaumburg airport as the Director of Flight Instruction. Elton initially spoke to Northwest Flyers to teach flight instruction, and after a series of conversations about approaches to instruction, curriculum, and other things, the FBO presented Elton with a bigger proposal - take over as the head of flight instruction.
For those of the chapter that may not know Elton's sorted past that well, here's a brief summary of his experience in the general aviation world.
Elton received his Private Pilots License in 1981 and his CFI-ME in 1984, and although he was not a full time flight instructor during his nationally award-winning band time, he stayed current in the aviation world. While at Niles North he sponsored and Aviation Club that produced several pilots after graduation. Elton is our current president here at EAA Chapter 790 in Barrington. He is currently Chairman of Departure Briefings at AirVenture were he has volunteered for 24 years. He also developed and is director of the EAA AirVenture Concert Band, which has brought hundreds of players together at AirVenture. He owns a C172, Aeronca Defender 65-TAC and is currently undertaking a Pitts S-1-C project.
We asked Elton what he looked forward to the most in the new position, and this is what he told us.
I'm excited to take my education background and experience and incorporate it in to the aviation field. I'm looking forward to teaching new pilots in the most efficient, safe and practical way for them to reach their goal in aviation. Not only that, I'm looking forward to working with pilots who wish just to continue their flight education to be better pilots but with those who want to add ratings.
We also asked Elton when he would be starting at Northwest Flyers, and he replied with the following.
I'll be full time at Northwest Flyers upon my full retirement from High School District 219 where I have worked for the past 30 years. I do miss all my band students and making music but as I look to the sky, the possibility of making it a safer place to be holds a lot of excitement for me.
Please contact Elton if you have questions and let's give Elton a pat on the back and kudos for all of his efforts towards furthering general aviation, both outside and within our chapter. Thank you , Elton!