About Flyright Productions

Our unparalleled staff of instructors and writers guarantees our viewers access to experience, insight and current information. Our writers and instructors have logged over 40,000 hours of pilot-in-command time. They have taught at the institute of Aviation Safety at USC, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, CA and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, MD. Together, they hold ratings in over 200 different types of aircraft.

The production team behind the cameras comes with a background in all aspects of aviation, documentary filmmaking, commercials, and television. They are not pilots who just decided to make some aviation videos. These are professionals from the entertainment industry, who are also pilots, who decided to make videos that are informative and entertaining. They believe training videos are only effective if they are enjoyable enough to watch and remember. Otherwise you may as well read it in a book.

More about our experts.....

John Lowery, CFII, ASMEL, ATP - Author/Technical Consultant

John Lowery has been a pilot since his first solo flight in a Piper J-3 Cub at age 16. Completing his undergraduate degree at Auburn University, he entered Air Force pilot training. This led to combat tours in both the Korean and Viet Nam wars.

After he left the Air Force, Lowery became fully involved in general aviation safety. For over eighteen years he served as an FAA designated pilot proficency examiner, ATP and Air Taxi examiner, and Accident Prevention Counselor.

He is an active member of the Aviation Space Writers Association and has numerous safety articles published. His two books, "Anatomy of a Spin" and "Professional Pilot" are used as texts in several aviation courses.

His aeronautical credentials include an ATP license with seven type ratings in corporate, commuter, and transport category aircraft. He has additional ratings in single and multi-engine seaplanes. He has been an active flight instructor since 1962, with flying time exceeding over 13,500 hours in 120 different types of aircraft.

With a Masters Degree in Aviation Science, he has been an adjunct faculty member for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University since 1985.

Walter Schob, CFII, ASMEL, ATP (USAF, RET) - - Instructor/Consultant

As a pilot with over 6,000 hours in fighters, transports, bombers, helicopters, gliders, general aviation aircraft, experimental craft, Walt Schob holds airplane and helicopter ATP licenses and flight instructor ratings in airplanes, helicopters, gliders, and instruments.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

He has been an Instructor of Aviation Safety at the University of Southern California, and at the USC Safety Center, Norton AFB, California. Mr. Schob teaches aircraft and helicopter accident investigation and prevention courses.

He has been an instructor at the US Air Force Test Pilot School, the National Test Pilot School, and at Federal Aviation Agency sponsored Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics. He is a retired United States Air Force Officer and an experimental test pilot with broad experience in flight testing and aircraft accident investigation. He is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and the Daedalians.

Schob is an aviation consultant and director of his own company, Sun Safety, an organization dedicated to furthering the interests of aviation safety through education.

Chris Wheal, CFII, ASMEL, ATP (Royal Navy, RET) - Instructor/Consultant

With over 7,000 hours in more than 160 different types of aircraft including sub- and supersonic fighters, experimental, transport, jet VSTOL, sailplanes, and helicopters, Chris Wheal holds CFI and CFII single and multi-engine, seaplane, and glider ratings. He has given over 2,000 hours flight instruction.

Wheal served twenty years as an active duty Royal Navy aviator during which time he also attended Royal Air Force Central Flying School, graduating as a Qualified Flying Instructor. He went on as a Distinguished graduate of the Empire Test Pilot School. He spent time as an experimental test pilot at Aerodynamics Research Flight, Royal Aircraft Establishment, and an engineering test pilot at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment.

He spent two years on exchange with the U.S. Navy as the first AV-8A Harrier safety analyst at the U.S. Naval Safety Center, and was first military pilot to fly the Sea Harrier. He then served on further exchange duty as a test flying instructor at the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Maryland. He continued to instruct in the same post for an additional seven years after retiring from the Royal Navy.

Wheal has flown for the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum (the Air Zoo) as a member of the Grumman Cat Flight.

He is an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Society of Flight Test Engineers and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Grant McNaughton, M.D. - Instructor/Writer

Dr. McNaughton is a former USAF Chief Flight Surgeon, Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine. His Air Force career included work at the Air Force Inspection and Safety Center, and he investigated over twenty accidents and developed procedures for reducing certain types of "pilot error" mishaps.

Recognizing the importance of visual phenomena in spatial disorientation, he initiated the USAF's first conference addressing loss of aircraft attitude awareness. As aeromedical advisor to life-support systems at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he pushed the development of cockpit displays and other aircraft modifications to help prevent that kind of mishap.

Dr. McNaughton's contributions to flying safety include many publications, presentations, movies and conferences.

Since retiring from the military, he has served as an organizational medical director, FAA aeromedical examiner, and professor of flying safety at the Institute of Safety and Systems Management, University of Southern California and US Air Force Safety Center on the bio-medical and human factors aspects of aircraft mishap investigation.

Grant McNaughton holds civilian commercial, mulit-engine, instrument and rotorcraft ratings, and has logged over 4,000 military, combat and civil flying hours. 1,500 of those hours have been in his own Cessna 185 and Starduster.

Albert Puskas, M.D., J.D., Sr. FAA Med Examiner - Instructor/Writer

A physician who is Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine, Bert Puskas has been a flight surgeon for such companies as North American Rockwell's Space Division and Aerospace Group during the Apollo and XB-70 programs, United Airlines and Trans World Airlines.

Dr. Puskas was a member of the task force that established the Aviation Safety Reporting System and has served on many accident investigation teams.

A former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot Puskas is an active general aviation pilot with over 4,000 hours. He has owned a variety of airplanes from a T-6 to a Navion.

Puskas has instructed at the University of Southern California Safety Center, and he was a lecturer for thirty years at the Institute of Aerospace Safety and Management at U.S.C. Puskas is also an FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner.

Dr. Puskas has been the team internist for such athletic teams as the L.A. Kings and L.A. Lakers.

He is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association, Civil Aviation Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Medical Association, and Flying Physicians Association.


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