Field Director: Jim Priest
Email Jim: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Jim: 216-390-3942
Jim has been flying since 1960. He holds an ATP with single and multi-engine land and sea ratings as well as a glider rating. He is a CFII certified to instruct in both single and multi-engine
aircraft, and has over 7,500 hours. Jim currently flies a Cessna 414 for business, and a Cessna 180, and Grumman G44A Widgeon for pleasure. Jim became an active seaplane pilot in 1975 and
purchased his Widgeon in 1988. He uses the Widgeon mainly on trips to northern Ontario for fishing and hunting. He has flown as far north as the Arctic Circle to photograph polar bears. Jim is
Chairman of the Cleveland Plant & Flower Company, a wholesale distributor of flower and nursery products, with 12 branch outlets in the eastern United States. He has a BS in business
administration and attended law school at Case Western Reserve University. He is a past Key-Man and Governor of the Quiet Birdmen, Cleveland Hangar.