Ken Doucette has had a wide ranging career in aviation which brings a unique perspective to the qualifications of Eagle Aviation Services.
Ken joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and was commissioned as an Army officer. He received his wings as a helicopter pilot and, based on his experience and safety record, was awarded the wings of a Master Army Aviator. His army career took him to posts throughout the world. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1991.
After retiring from the Army, Ken joined the faculty of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), one of the largest pilot training universities in the country. In 1996, he was appointed the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and Director of Flight Standards for the University. In 1997, Ken was promoted to Chief Flight Instructor for ERAU. In this position, he was in charge of the safe training of over 1,000 student pilots. In leading this organization, Ken had a staff of over 80 flight instructors.
During his tenure as Chief Flight Instructor at ERAU, Ken was involved in the investigation of all of the aircraft accidents and incidents which occurred at the University. During these investigations, Ken provided probable cause reports to the Board of the University.
With aviation being Ken’s passion, he wants to be as close as possible to all things aviation, including his living environment. For more than a decade, Ken and his wife have lived in a unique fly-in community called Spruce Creek Fly In. Spruce Creek (7fl6) is a private airport, which observes the FAR’s as well as local rules to help maintain a safe and friendly atmosphere for all in the community.
Because of his superior safety record, achievements and expansive knowledge in aviation, the community board approached Ken and asked if he would be interested in serving the community as the Airport Manager for Spruce Creek, for which he held the volunteer position for 2 years.
Ken holds an Airline Transport rating, a Commercial Pilot rating, a Certified Flight Instructor, Instruments, a Helicopter rating, and a Ground Instructor rating. He has over 5,000 flight hours. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
In addition to being a National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) member, Ken is also a member of AOPA, and the Experimental Aircraft Association.
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