Aviation Experience

Dr. Laura Pogue with the Diamond DA-42 Aircraft

Dr. Pogue is a lifelong student and instructor of aviation. Highlights of her aviation trajectory are below.

Aviation Training Certifications & Achievements

Aeronautical Instruction

  • 2012 to Present
    Utah Valley University - Provo, UT
     » Advanced Ground Instructor, Adjunct Faculty Member
     » School of Aviation Science

Aeronautical Training

  • 2006 to Present
    Southwest Flight Center - Phoenix, AZ
     » Certified Flight Instructor Certification (CFI expected in 2013)
     » Advanced Ground Instructor Certification (2012)
     » CFI Flight Instructor Knowledge Test (2012)
     » Flying with iPad: Apps & Accessories
     » FAA Safety Training
  • 2007 to 2012
    Double Eagle Aviation, Tucson, AZ
     » High Performance Endorsement
     » Instrument Rating
     » Commercial Pilot License
  • 2007 to 2008
    Westwinds Aviation, Deer Valley, AZ
     » Diamond Twin-Star DA-42
     » Glass Cockpit/Garmin G1000 Training
  • 2007
    Regional Airline Academy, Mesa, AZ
     » Diamond (DA-42 Twinstar) Multi-Engine Training
  • 2007
    Flight Safety Academy, Vero Beach, FL
     » Instrument Proficiency Course
  • 2007
    Sutton Aviation, Waterford, MI
     » Multi-Engine Airplane Training and Rating
  • 2003 to 2007
    Tradewinds Aviation, Waterford, MI
     » Private Pilot License
     » Instrument Training

Federal Aviation Administration Certifications

  • Certified Flight Instructor (Expected 2013)
  • Advanced Ground Instructor Certification (2012)
  • CFI Flight Instructor Knowledge Test (2012)
  • Stall-Awareness/Spin Endorsement (2010)
  • Multi-Engine, High Performance Endorsement (2010)
  • Single-Engine Sea Plan Rating (2009)
  • Diamond Twin Star DA-42 Certification (2007)
  • Multi-Engine \ Land Rating (2007)
  • Licensed Commercial Pilot (2006)
  • Instrument Rating (2006)
  • Private Pilot, Single-Engine, and Land (2004)

Aviation Highlights

  • 2009
    Cross Country Flight, Mesa, AZ to Catalina Island, CA
     » Completed in Diamond Twinstar DA42 Multi Engine Aircraft
  • 2007
    Cross Country Flight, Ohio to Texas
     » 2000 mile flight completed in Cessna 310R Multi Engine Aircraft
  • 2007
    "Traveling Feet", Stephanie Abrams Radio Show Live Interview
     » "Advantages of being a pilot for business travel"
  • 2007
    International Cross Country Flight, Arizona to New York
     » Piloted 5500 miles in Diamond Twinstar DA42 Multi Engine Aircraft

Aviation Affiliations

  • National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
  • Arizona Business Aviation Association (ABAA)
  • Flight School Association of North America (FSANA)
  • Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)