About Us

PilotSafety.org was founded in 2012 by ATP, Master Instructor, Gary Reeves to reduce general aviation accident by offering free and low-cost educational programs on a national basis.  Gary has been joined by two other Master Instructors, John Mahany and Mike Jesch, who also volunteer to teach safety programs.  Other volunteers include FAA staff, ATC, Aviation Attorney, Senior Medical Examiner and others who volunteer to answer questions via our ASK THE EXPERTS PAGE.  With over 10,000 pilots who have joined our free pilot group, PilotSafety.org is on it's way to making a difference and saving lives.
Gary Reeves, ATP, Master CFI, CFII, MEI

Gary, our founder, has over 5,500 hours in over 50 different aircraft including turbo-prop, and turbo-fan most of which is instruction given.  He is a well known and popular national speaker on aviation safety and you see him live at all of the biggest shows, including Airventure-Oshkosh, Aviation-Xpo, NW Aviation Expo, SunNFun and more.  If you'd like him to speak at your aviation event please email him here.
He is a sought out instructor with students coming from around the US for help with Instrument Training, Mountain Flying, Avidyne, Garmin, Fly Q, and ForeFlight instruction.  He teaches out of Long Beach, CA (KLGB) and Big Bear, CA(L35).

Master Flight Instructor
2016 FAA Instructor of the Year Western Pacific Region(AZ, CA, HI, NV)
2014 Flight Instructor and FAA Safety Team Member of the Year - Long Beach District

Publications and Television:
Air Facts Journal
KNBC Channel 4
S.A.F.E. E-News
FREE PUBLIC SEMINARS* are available to any non-profit aviation group.  Let us make your next meeting something your members will love!
  • Minimum Group Size 50+
  • Entertaining, Interesting live 60-90 min seminars
  • Aviation Safety Expert, Master Flight Instructor
  • FAA Wings credit for attendees.
  • You may charge a fee, to raise funds for your group or any non-profit aviation use.
  • Travel expenses for out of Southern California may apply*

Topics include:

  1. iPad / FlyQ / ForeFlight
  2. IFR Made Easy / Advanced IFR
  3. Radio Communication Made Easy
  4. Surviving Emergencies
  5. Top 25 Mistakes that Good Pilots Make
  6. Mountain Flying
  7. Avidyne / Garmin
  8. Customized Class Requests are considered.

If you would like to talk about having us at an upcoming event, please contact us today!

*Travel expenses for groups outside of Southern California may apply.

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