Minden-Tahoe Airport tenant Schroeder receives safety award
January 23, 2014
Minden-Tahoe Airport tenant Bill Schroeder received an award for his ongoing efforts to improve safety for general aviation.
Schroeder is a designated pilot examiner and lead Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team representative for the Reno Flight Service District Office
He specializes in mountain flight training and is the check pilot for the Reno Civil Air Patrol. He has put together and presented an extensive day-long safety seminar at several Nevada and California airports where he provided attendees with specific instruction on operations at airports experiencing high accident rates in mountain terrain. In addition, he has coordinated with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on a program to increase the use of Federal Aviation Administration Flight Plans by pilots flying in remote areas.
"We are very fortunate to have Bill as a tenant at our airport and are pleased that he has received this award for the second time in three years, "said Minden-Tahoe Airport Manager Bobbi Thompson.
"FAASTeam Representatives are individuals dedicated to the promotion of aviation safety," Thompson said. "They provide their community with advice, counsel, technical knowledge, aviation experience and a communication link with the local FAA facility. FAASTeam Representatives act as advisors to the aviation community in support of aviation safety. Representatives are selected for their interest in aviation safety, their professional knowledge, their personal reputation in the community, and their ability to donate freely of their time and talents."