About Jim

About Jim

Jim Pitman started flying in 1992 and he has been a flight instructor since 1997. Jim loves flying and teaching. Benefits of training with Jim include his experience, customized training, and flexibility.


  • ATP / MEI / CFII / Advanced Ground Instructor / Gold Seal
  • Pilot for SkyWest Airlines since May 2016 (type rated on the CRJ 200/700/900)
  • 2006 Arizona Flight Instructor of the Year
  • 2005 Arizona Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year
  • Chief Flight Instructor at Westwind School of Aeronautics for 7 years
  • Cessna Pilot Center Regional Manager for 2.5 years (flew G1000 Cessna's throughout the western U.S. and Canada, including extensive IFR experience along the California-coast)
  • Creator of the Arizona Mountain Flying Safety Course
  • 5000+ hours total flight time
  • 3400+ hours dual instruction given

Customized Training

  • Jim will use his wealth of experience to customize a structured training course outline to fit your individual needs.