Oregon Field Director: Ron Ems
Call Ron: 971-340-3993
Email Ron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron has been a SE CFI since 1967. He has his Commercial SES & S, MEL & S, and Instrument ratings. His flight time includes 5000+ hours, 1300+ floatplane, and 2000+ instruction given.
Ron's background includes 3 years in the US Army as an aircraft mechanic. He obtained his BS in Business Administration from Portland State University. Ron is a retired City of Portland inspector & journeyman electrician. He is also very active in life with various organizations which include being a member of SPA, AOPA, EAA, Washington SPA, Columbia SPA, BC Floatplane Association, Northwest Antique Aircraft Assoc., Hillsboro Flying Club, Northwest Steelheaders, and Washington County Flyfishers.
Like many pilots, Ron's SES rating was little used until he purchased an Aeronca Chief floatplane in 2001. Ron flew it about 100 hours/year until January 2013. Currently he owns a PA 12 on EDO 2000’s based in a floating building on Multnomah Channel (Willamette River) in the Portland, Oregon area. Last year Ron flew about 300 hours, consisting of tailwheel transition training and proficiency building , floatplane training, and about 100 hours/year personal flying – floats and wheels. His work as a CFI is mostly in aircraft like the Supercub, Sportcub, CarbonCub, Husky, and C-180.
Field Director: Cliff Gerber
Email Cliff: Cliff@GerberDesign.biz
Call Cliff: 503-313-0840
Cliff Gerber has been a pilot since 1997 and has over 2,000 hours of general aviation experience. He received his SES at Kenmore Air in Washington state in July of 2008. With a home on the Willamette River in Oregon and a seaplane friendly dock out back, he bought into a 1948 Stinson 108-3 station wagon on Edo floats to learn the ways of flying off the river. In May 2009, Cliff became CSPA treasurer and soon thereafter created the C-SPA.org website. In September 2009, Cliff purchased the RV-7 amphib from Troy Johnson and has flown it through California, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, the Bahamas, and along the Lewis and Clark trail to Oshkosh and back.