Whether you're a student pilot or a seasoned professional, Severe VFR will have something for you. With that being said, it is extremely unlikely all our readers will have the same level of pre-existing knowledge, and that can present a challenge for the wide range of topics we cover.
Based on our 5 years of flight experience and 2 years of flight instructing, when reading about topics on aviation, especially in-depth topics, it is effortless to find incorrect and incomplete content. That's why we created Severe VFR: a complete online guide on a variety of aviation topics for every skill level.
Severe VFR is owned, operated, and created by one sole CFI who flies during the day and writes at night. I have seen many of my own student pilots prosper, and I watch others struggle due to insufficient knowledge, inadequate instruction, and inferior teaching methods.
I started to fly junior year of high school. I soloed in 11.7 hours and got my private pilot certificate at 44 hours, about 1 year after my first lesson. I then got my instrument, commercial, CFI, and CFI-I certificate the following year. I started teaching my sophomore year of college. I became extremely frustrated at other instructors using their students for their own benefit and not for the students' benefit.
I made it my goal to change this. Learning to fly should not be as difficult as many experience it, and knowledge about aviation as a whole should not be behind a paywall. I was extremely grateful to have instructors who cared and gave me proper instruction that led me to progress at the rate I did. That's why I created this website. To bring together a collection of aviation theories, ideas, techniques, and know-how and gift it to the aviation community as a whole.
I'm a pilot at heart.
I hope what I do manage to create has you walk away better than when you arrived. I hope what you learn gets applied in your daily flying, flight training, and professional career.
Thank you, and welcome to Severe VFR!