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Askacfi.com was an idea that hit me (Paul) one day while driving home from work as flight instructor. I was juggling about 20 students at the time and all of them had a question (or two) that they wanted me to answer.  I thought to myself, “There has got to be a better way!”  If I answer a question for one student, I want that answer available to the rest of my students as well.  Well, that was back in 2001 and  I am proud to say that the site is still holding true to the same vision today!  I don’t believe I can answer every question, but if I don’t know it, I’ll do my best to find you an answer or direct you to a source that can.  One way or another, we will get your flight training or aviation related questions answered.

About Paul

Paul Tocknell

Like many, flying was something I wanted to do since very little. It was actually a mission trip to Ecuador during my freshman year of college when I started seriously thinking about career in aviation. On a flight with Mission Aviation Fellowship from Shell Mera to a jungle strip, I remember looking at the pilot and thinking, now that is a cool job.

Long story short, a little over a year later, I had my Multi-Commercial (from Comair Aviation Academy) and and my CFI (from a local flight school) and was working as a flight instructor while attending school full-time.

Shortly after my college graduation, I was hired as a first officer in a Lear 23. Since then, it has been an exciting career and I have been privileged to fly a wide variety of aircraft in many different operating environments. I have flown charter, corporate, airline and even some aerial surveying! I am now a full time corporate pilot for a company in Columbus, Ohio and have a great job flying a Challenger 605 all over the world!

I recognize that I am one but a handful of people who actually enjoy going to work each day.  I really can’t imagine doing anything else for a living.   I have about 5500 hours of flight time but will always consider myself a full time student of aviation.

We have many other instructors who help and answer flight training questions each day which I am extremely grateful for.  You can click on any instructor’s name and learn more about their aviation interests including website and twitter information.

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