World Class Pilot Training in Light Jets
Paul Strama is an Eclipse and Phenom 100 instructor with nearly 10,000 hours total time in a wide range of aircraft. He has been a Chief Flight Instructor and a Flight School Manager, and he has experience in a wide range of piston, turboprop and jet aircraft, ranging all the way from the Cessna 152 to Citation jets.

Paul’s broad aviation background dates back to his youth, when his father first introduced him to flying at age 12. Although he immediately fell in love with aviation and took his first flying lessons at a young age, his love of flying took a backseat to military service while he served in the U.S. Navy for six years, joining straight out of high school. In the Navy, Paul garnered considerable experience working as an Aircraft Structure Mechanic and completed his Private Pilot training on the side. He later worked as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic for Northrup Grumman, specializing in F-14’s and EA-6B’s.

Paul worked for some years in law enforcement before an injury in 2007 provided the impetus to return to his love of aviation. He became a Flight Instructor and later Chief Flight Instructor and Flight School Manager for University Air Center in Gainesville, Florida. The arrival of the Eclipse gave him the opportunity to fly very light jets, and his broad piston experience made him particularly qualified to instruct the growing number of pilots transitioning from piston aircraft to jets. Paul has logged nearly 5000 hours flying and instructing in very light jets since 2010.

When not flying, you’ll find Paul enjoying offshore fishing and traveling around the world with his wife, Dana.
Paul Strama
Paul Strama
Eclipse 500 & Phenom 100 IP / Mentor