World Class Pilot Training in Light Jets
Kent Ewing is an Eclipse 500 instructor pilot and an FAA Pilot Proficiency
Examiner (PPE) and has been involved with the Eclipse jet from the time of
certification. Kent was selected as one of the initial cadre of mentor pilots and
subsequently served as Eclipse Aviation's Director of Flight Operations.
As the Director of Flight Ops, Kent was in charge of experimental flight test,
production flight test, and all company flights. As a former career Naval
officer, Kent brought a professional and orderly approach to the Eclipse flight
department which still serves well when transitioning pilots to their first jet.
Since the position at Eclipse, Kent has maintained his leadership skills with
positions as Chief Pilot - High Performance Aircraft Training, Chairman - TGV
Rockets, Inc. and President of Leitch Video Corporation.
Prior to his current civilian career, Kent had a distinquished military aviation
career. Kent was Commanding Officer of the USS America (CV-66) during
Desert Storm. He also commanded USS Sylvania (AFS-2), Carrier Air Wing
Seventeen, and Attack Squadron Sixty Six. He has flown 18,500 hours in over
100 different military and commercial aircraft, and made over 1150 carrier
landings. He is also a graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School Class 65.
Kent flew the first two Eclipse jets out of the country on sales tours to the
Dubai air show in 2007 and to Russia in 2008. Kent has acquired over 1850
hours in the jet and has type rated dozens of customers. As an FAA
designated PPE, Kent is authorized to conduct the annual recurrent training
check for the Eclipse 500 required by FAR 61.58.
Besides the Eclipse, Kent also enjoys flight instructing with the Bonanza Pilot
Training organization, flying his classic Beechcraft Baron with his wife Ann,
and enjoying time with his family in Norfolk Virginia.
Eclipse 500 IP / FAA PPE