Rob Markword has over 25 years of experience flying many types of aircraft. A career pilot, CfI, CFII, MEI and ATP, Rob flew in the Airline and corporate world for 15 years before starting RAM Aviation in 2001.
Our professional team of Instructor’s, will create a specific program that fits the needs of our clients. He feels the key to quality instruction is to always listen to the client, maintain aircraft to the highest standards and have a professional environment to train pilot’s.
Even as a child I was the one that had to stop whatever I was doing to look to the sky and watch a passing airplane. Flying has always been a dream of mine and when I had the opportunity to get my private pilot certificate, I took it. I enjoyed flying and with the encouragement of family and instructors went on to get my instrument rating and commercial certificate. I never realized that I had what it takes to be an instructor, but becoming a Certified Flight Instructor has been one of the most rewarding accomplishments in my life.
Continuing to learn and be challenged by my students has helped me become a better pilot and I am so proud of the hard work each and every student puts in to realizing their own personal dreams. Let me help you live your dream in aviation.
Zoe began her career in aviation straight out of high school. Growing up surrounded by the aviation community. Flying was always something she was interested in, but was never sure she could actually do. After finishing her Private Pilot’s License, she knew that she was going to continue all the way through to her CFI and beyond.
Now working as a CFI, and seeking higher education at Stanford University, Zoe plans on teaching and inevitably pursuing a career at NASA.
Jim McCord has been a flight instructor for over 25 years and received his Master Flight Instructor designation in August of 2013. He enjoys teaching instrument and advanced students in addition to introducing new people to flight in a modern Flight Design CTLS Light Sport Aircraft. Jim has flown light aircraft extensively on both the East and West coasts and as a former volunteer pilot for Angel Flight East had the opportunity to fly single pilot into some of the busiest airports on the east coast including: Baltimore, Boston, Teterboro, and Philadelphia.
Jim’s instructor certificates include single engine, multi-engine and instrument privileges in airplanes. He is an active FAA Safety Team Representative (FAASTeam Rep) and leads regular pilot safety seminars in the Santa Rosa area.