CWU aviation professor named National Flight Instructor of the Year
Last updated 3/23/2022 at 10:38am
Central Washington University Aviation Professor Amy Hoover entered rarefied air this month when she was named the 2022 National Certified Flight Instructor of the Year by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and General Aviation Awards Industry Board according to a news release from CWU.
Hoover has spent the past three decades advancing aviation education around the Northwest, logging more than 3,000 hours of aircraft instruction, more than 1,400 hours of flight simulator instruction, and upwards of 15,000 hours of ground instruction.
The FAA award recognized Hoover for her role at CWU and for her many contributions at the regional and national levels through her mentoring efforts, publications, presentations, and backcountry flight instruction. She admitted she was surprised to receive the distinguished national honor, but after having time to reflect on the recognition, she feels both proud and humbled.