Rick Tutt started training in 1987 at a local flight school in Kalispell, Montana. After earning his pilot & flight instructor certificates, he worked as a line pilot at their air charter operation and flight school. Later, Rick became responsible for marketing as well as flying scenic tours in Glacier National Park and the surrounding mountainous areas. He has trained pilots from all over the world in mountain flying techniques, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the wilderness airstrips of the Pacific Northwest.
In 1990, Rick moved to Stockton, California where he began offering primary & advanced flight training in addition to providing pilot services and aircraft management. In 1996, he started an air charter service at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. In addition to his other work, Rick is an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Federal Aviation Administration -- Oakland Flight Standards District Office. He has conducted more than fifty aviation safety seminars over the last twelve years reaching hundreds of pilots in the community and surrounding areas. In June 2001, Rick helped to co-found the Stockton Airport Pilots Association, a group dedicated to promoting and preserving general aviation in the local community. Rick also serves as Vice Chairman of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport\'s County Airport Advisory Committee, for San Joaquin County District One.
Rick has accumulated over 10,000 flight hours in a variety of single and multi-engine propeller-driven aircraft. In early 2000, he began providing initial and refresher flight training courses through Aircraft Training Management, Inc., located in Vero Beach, Florida. Rick specializes in the Piper Navajo & Malibu series, the Beech Baron & Bonanza series and the Cessna 200, 300 & 400 series aircraft. Rick is based in Stockton (SCK) and is the West Coast Representative for ATM.