Welcome to This Aviation Life. We created this site to share general aviation with anyone who might be open to learning about it. We are passionate about flying, and we’re passionate about teaching. But mostly, we’re passionate about the people of general aviation and the places our airplanes take us.
George and Sarina are both FAA certified flight instructors, one with much more experience than the other. George brings years of flying and instructing experience, the courage and curiosity to dive into tough topics, sometimes wisely, sometimes rashly, and one of the best writing voices you’ll come across. George is super smart, and he’s the brains and charm behind much of the content on the website. Sarina brings experience in the online media world. She is the author of hundreds of aviation articles, has written for aviation websites and companies we all know, and she has a knack for explaining complicated issues in a way even George can understand. She brings a little bit of sarcasm and a lot of questions. She’s the enthusiasm behind the website.
We hope that this becomes a place where we can share the beauty of general aviation with you. The people and places you’ll come across in the aviation world are, quite simply, the most delightful you’ll ever find. There’s something about the miracle of flight that brings people together and bonds strangers in a way that strangers don’t otherwise bond. There’s something about landing on a grass strip on a mountain top, or flying an approach alongside the bright lights of the Vegas Strip, or tying your airplane down on the ramp at the small airport near an old friend’s house that makes this life seem a bit more… splendid. The people and places of aviation bring us closer to what real life – in our opinion – should consist of: fresh air, smiling faces, laughter, exhilaration, and responsibility for a safe, successful flying career. This is general aviation at its absolute best.
More About Us…
George Scheer has been a pilot for more than twenty-five years, a flight instructor for more than twenty years. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with single- and multi-engine land and sea ratings and a flight instructor certificate with single-engine, multi-engine and instrument ratings. He has given more than five thousand hours of dual instruction. For a number of years and for more than a hundred and fifty missions, he served as the chief pilot of a charitable organization flying desperately ill children and their families to necessary medical care around the nation.
For more than fifteen years George has served as the Chief Flight Instructor of the Wings of Carolina Flying Club, one of the largest and oldest flying clubs in the nation, operating continuously since 1961 and named by AOPA in 2015 as one of the ten best flight training organizations in the United States.
George grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He has written magazine articles on a variety of subjects and has published several books. For twenty-five years he broadcast classical music and jazz for WUNC Radio, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina.