New Jersey Field Director: Trevor Forde
Email Trevor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Trevor: 646-430-0628
New Jersey Field Director: Larry Higgins
Email Larry: email@example.com
Call Larry: 908-337-1164
Lawrence Higgins began his aviation career in 2002 in an effort to overcome his fear of flying. Larry’s apprehension was so great he’d opt to drive across the country rather than board an airplane, and waited till he had eighty-five hours of dual before he let the instructor out and soloed.
Larry persevered through his struggles with landings by seeking instruction with Damian DelGaizo at Andover Flight Academy. Working with Damian was inspiring as it demonstrated the importance of quality and committed instruction resulting in Larry purchasing a Super Cub from AFA.
It was then that Larry gained momentum earning his instrument, commercial, CFI, CFII, AGI, & IGI all in a six month period. He began instructing in 2006, then with the help of Rich Greene at Century Air added his multi engine & multi engine instructor ratings to his certificates.
Earning his seaplane rating in 2014 Larry found a new and exciting component of aviation and in 2017 purchased an amphibious Maule. He began instructing immediately and does so primarily in Greenwood Lake, the Hudson River, and Swinging Bridge Reservoir hoping to expand into the Philadelphia area.
Today, Larry is working on his airline transport pilot certificates in both single engine land and sea. He’s working to open up NJ waterways for seaplanes and develop his seaplane school to permit the scheduling of check rides concurrent with training.
Larry flys and sits on the advisory board for FlyPups, a volunteer pilot organization delivering dogs from desperate situations, bringing service and companion dogs to veterans, as well as aid & relief to areas of natural disaster.
Larry holds a masters degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, specializing in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Larry also won a NJ State Supreme Court decision with respect to public data access.