Carol Cooper gained her PPL in 1984 and became an instructor in 1987. She became a full-time instructor at Andrewsfield where she has worked ever since. She upgraded from AFI to QFI later in 1987 and gained her Seaplane rating in 1988 and MEP Instructor qualification in 1989. By 1990 she was a PPL examiner and started teaching for the CPL. In 1995 she gained her Instrument Rating and by 1997 she became an RT examiner. The following year she gained her FIC qualification and was elevated to FIE (Flight Instructor Examiner) status in 2001. Carol is a stalwart of the AOPA Instructor Committee and was nominated Instructor of the Year in 2007. She is a Liveryman of GAPAN and is a keen supporter of their social side. Carol has taught literally hundreds of PPLs and a large number of FI students, surpassing 20,000 hours in 2010. This is an amazing total of hours for someone who has only flown light aircraft. She has recently become a FECPL, one of very few women to achieve that status.
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