Barry Hancock Founder/Chief Pilot Pilot Makers Advanced Flight Academy CFI/CFI-A/MEI
Barry has been instructing in high performance aircraft for over 15 years and has amassed nearly 5000 hours in that time. His first experience instructing was as a warbird formation instructor. As someone who has always enjoyed flying vintage tailwheel aircraft and been interested in improving safety, Barry founded Pilot Makers to bring back the fundamental skills that are required to safely overcome emergency Loss Of Control Inflight situations – an art and science that is largely untaught in today’s training environment. Hancock is an active air show pilot in the T-6 and competition aerobatic pilot. He spends much of his time upside down with students teaching them both the joy and skills of Upset Recovery, Spins, and Aerobatics. Additionally, he serves on the Safety Board, is a Check Pilot, and is head of all formation training for the Commemorative Air Force in the US. He is also a contract corporate pilot flying the world’s fastest business jet, the Citation X. Barry has flown nearly 40 different aircraft types and stays current in a variety of aircraft including the North American T-6, Extra 300, Pitts, Baron, Beech 18, Super Decathlon, Cessna 172/182, Bristell NG5, Grumman TBM Avenger and P-51 Mustang.