Rich Puchalski holds a Bachelors from the University of Illinois and previously served in the U.S. Navy. He is a certified Air Transport Pilot (ATP), CFI, CFII, MEI.
As a graduate of University of Illinois, Rich Puchalski holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Professional Piloting Program. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, maintaining EA-6B Prowler aircraft airframe systems and structural components. During his time in the military he also served as a Designated Collateral Duty Inspector and Flight Deck Airframe Troubleshooter. He is a certified ATP, CFI, CFII, and MEI.
Rich has experience instructing Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine students. He has also conducted aerial survey flights using GPS based sensor equipment. In addition, Rich is a skilled UAV Operator. He has a PIC type rating in the EMB-145, with experience in both airline and corporate operations. Having piloted for a charter service, Rich has additional experience as a Pilot in Command (PIC) in a Beech Baron and Second in Command (SIC) in multiple Citation aircraft.