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Dr. Amy Hoover


Dr. Amy L. 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.


Dr. Hoover is the 2022 National Flight Instructor of the Year and has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.


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