R K Williams

Amy Hoover has been flying commercially and teaching backcountry flying for more than 25 years. She has over 7,000 hours of flight time, more than 2/3 of it in the Idaho backcountry, and is an original co-founder of the Mountain/Canyon Flying School in McCall, Idaho. Hoover has published more than 25 articles and manuals on mountain and canyon flying, and given more than 100 presentations in various forums throughout the U.S. She holds a Ph.D. in Education and is a Professor of Aviation at Central Washington University. R. K. Dick Williams has been a licensed pilot since 1972. He holds all fixed wing and instructor certificates, several turboprop and jet type ratings, and has flown over 18,300 hours as an instructor, charter, government, and corporate pilot. He was also an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for 10 years. Williams started one of the first mountain flying schools in Idaho in 1985 and has over 8,000 hours flying and instructing in mountain and canyon terrain. He is the author of Notes From The Cockpit.