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Normally when you ask a professional pilot what their flying experience is like, they may say “I flew for an airline” or maybe they’ll say “I flew a biz jet.”

Chris Stratton, EFA’s newest Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) can say “I flew the stealth fighter.”

Chris started his aviation career in 1984 when he attended Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH. There he received his Private Pilot license flying the Cessna 152. He also flew the CAP-10, and Grob-109. After graduating with a degree in Aviation Management, Chris was commissioned a 2Lt in the United States Air Force and attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, TX. He was a rated pilot in the T-6, T-37, T-38, F-15C, F-117, and E-11 aircraft. Chris flew over 5200 hours total, acquired over 2200 instructor hours, and has 3 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chris retired from the Air Force after a 23-year career in 2012. Academically, Chris has a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a CFI, CFII, and MEI. In addition to instructing for Executive Flyers in the SR-20, PA-28, C-182, and C-172, Chris now holds an ATP and is a Captain on the Global 6000 for a Fortune 100 company. Chris resides in Northbridge, MA with his wife and four children.

Total Time: 6000+

Instructor Time: 2265

Aircraft Flown: BD-700, F-15C, F-16, F-18, F-117, T-6 (Texan II), T-37, A/AT-38, B-25, P-51, PT-17, T-6, SR-22T, SR-22, SR-20, PA-28, C-182, C-172, C-152, PA-11, BE-35, CL-601, CAP-10, Grob-109