David Chilenski is a federally certified flight instructor. He holds flight instructor ratings for single engine, multi engine, and instrument aircraft. Additionally, he is a ground instructor holding both advanced and instrument ground instructor ratings. He holds a commercial pilot certificate for multi engine as well as single engine aircraft. David also holds a remote pilot certificate for small unmanned aircraft systems.

Prior to becoming a flight instructor, David had his own business providing strategic advice and public opinion research for elected officials, public agencies, and private clients to assess community support. Before going out on his own, David worked as an associate at the Tramutola Company, based in Oakland, California, where he specialized in education measures and issue campaigns.

David received his M.A.(Research) in Communication from Saint Louis University with his thesis focusing on time-series analysis. He also received a B.S. in Business from Saint Louis University, graduating with summa cum laude honors.

David is a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the National Association of Flight Instructors, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.


Where I Instruct

I teach at Ideal Aviation at St. Louis Downtown Airport (aka "Parks"). You can learn more about it here.