Adrian Eichhornis the 2016 National Aviation Technician and the 2001 National Safety Counselor of the Year.
His career as a professional pilot after retiring from the Army included stints with the Washington Redskins and later the Commanders, General Dynamics, FAA, NASA, JetBlue Airlines, and Leidos, where he flew special mission aircraft destined for the U.S. Army. He is an accomplished aviator, flight instructor, aviation mechanic, adventurer, and aviation educator who has flown over 25,000 hours to 54 different countries.
In 2016 Adrian completed a 24,000-mile solo flight around the world and in the Spring 2021, he completed an epic 21-hour nonstop solo flight from Reykjavík, Iceland, across the North Pole to Fairbanks, Alaska. Both flights were done in his 1962 Beechcraft P Model Bonanza. He currently flies a Gulfstream G650.
Adrian has served as a volunteer Aviation Safety Counselor and FAASTeam Representative since 1997 and he is an FAA Gold Seal flight instructor that achieved the Master Certified Flight Instructor designation for many years.