Looking for a “light-weight” CFI in Tenneseee!!??!! Here’s a message from a pilot in need. Pat Dixon in Tennessee writes…
Hi ,
I bought a 46 Taylorcraft BC-12D, she is a bit on the heavy side. Taking electrics out of it now to get more useful load. I would love to find a smaller cfi,…as 2 big old fat men put it over gross pretty fast! I have the plane located at Fayette County Airport , TN if you know anyone that can finish up a sport pilot cert with me I’d be very grateful.
Pat Dixon


  1. Joy
    February 6, 2013, 11:55 am   /  Reply

    My first choice is FedEx Airbus captain Wally Soplata. He has a clipped-wing Cub at Wolf River

  2. Bill Tracy
    February 5, 2013, 10:38 am   /  Reply

    AOPA has a data base of CFI’s. Doesn’t say what they train in so you might have to make a few calls


  3. February 4, 2013, 11:57 pm   /  Reply

    Pat, We have a CFI here in KLUG (Lewisburg) that weighs about 160 lbs and is very familiar with LSA. He also does some flying for Jabaru out of Shelbyville.
    Call Mike Kellems at 931/ 993-7623
    John Murphy

  4. Melissa
    February 4, 2013, 10:39 pm   /  Reply

    Hi Pat! I’m a BC-12D owner in Pleasant View, TN. Will ask around and see what I can find out for you.
    Beautiful plane! Congrats! Hope to see you ’round!
    Melissa Abner

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