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.
Eclipse 500 & Phenom 100 IP / Mentor