As a 2700 hour twin piston pilot in my Navajo, upgrading to a TBM was my goal, but retraining with flight instructors wasn’t high on my wish list. William made the transition less of an anxiety event, and more of a “let’s fly with my friend” training event. He was competent and experienced in every aspect of the technical flying of my TBM, and situations like weather and hot restarts were dealt with as if William had flown the TBM around the world several times, which he has.I’ve had a lot of instructors, both as a pilot as well as a physician, and William Goldberg is a “top-gun” instructor both for new TBM owners, and anyone needing recurrent TBM training.
As a 35 year pilot with over 4000 hours, William does a great job of instructing. He allows the pilot to fly the airplane make mistakes and learn how to recover from them on their own before he jumps in. I think it is the true quality of a great instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed flying with William
William Goldberg is the only pilot I would want to train me in landing an aircraft as a non-pilot passenger. I have flown over 2,000 hours as a passenger with my husband who pilots both a TBM 700 and a Cirrus. I was not worried about an emergency in flight in the Cirrus due to a parachute that can be deployed during a pilot emergency. The TBM, however, must be landed safely in case of a pilot emergency. I hired William to train me on how to land the TBM 700. He made me feel confident and calm during my 2 day training. I feel secure in knowing I could put the plane on the ground and walk away safely. I would highly recommend Will to pilots and non-pilots alike. Exceptional!
We have used Goldberg Aviation several times including performing initial and recurrent training for crew members flying our TBM850. In addition, Goldberg Aviation has performed “return to service” flights after maintenance events and ferry flights when aircraft re-positioning was needed. William Goldberg has always been prepared, punctual, thorough, and professional in all of their dealings with us. We would highly recommend Goldberg Aviation as a source of knowledgeable and reliable crew training and management for our TBM.
William Goldberg is treasured in my cockpit. With his vast knowledge and experience, he consistently improves my piloting capabilities. I consider Will one of my mentors, and I can easily recommend Will to any pilot, in-command, or companion who wishes to increase their competence.
I am a private pilot flying for 25 years with over 3,500 hours. Prior to my TBM, I owned a Cessna 172, Piper Saratoga, Piper Malibu and Lake Amphibian. During my pilot life, I have received plenty of instruction and recurrent training, but I view William’s training as among the best I have ever received. He instructs with rigor and has excellent explanations. He focuses on areas that are most needed for each pilot while covering all of the necessary areas that need to be reviewed. For any particular pilot, this could be an in-depth focus on a variety of topics including the G1000, normal stick and rudder skills, complex instrument approaches or abnormal/emergency procedures. This open approach creates a high value-add and efficient use of both instructor and student time. William also taught me his procedure for the TBM to set up the plane in the correct configuration for a flawless instrument approach. It works great, is very logical and it simplifies every approach because it works. Learning this procedure alone is worth taking recurrent training with William.
We are grateful we had the opportunity to work with William during the transition from piston aircraft to our TBM. Will ensures his TBM students meet or exceed a professional standard of proficiency which is exactly what was desired. To maximize our time together and accomplish this goal, William readily adapted his instruction style to best suit our learning behavior, greatly enhancing our absorption.Cathy and I operate as a crew in our TBM. William observed and mentored us in this process to assure we worked effectively, helping us communicate succinctly as pilot and copilot. We have since flown with professional crew members who have commended our CRM skills. We attribute this to Will’s attention to detail.We will continue to work with William as we further our knowledge of professional flying.
I’ve been working with William for several years now and will continue to do so for years to come. He has also piloted many trips for my company and we could not be happier. Not only is William a fantastic pilot but he is who I choose to conduct my recurrent training with. His instruction is top notch and I find him to be very professional with a safety-oriented and practical approach that suits my abilities and skill level. He is an extremely skilled pilot and an excellent teacher. With William, you will see your skills constantly improving. He focuses on building a strong foundation of knowledge for a lifetime of fun, safe, flying. I highly recommend Goldberg Aviation for all your TBM needs.
I completed TBM930 recurrent training with William Goldberg. With 10 years of TBM flying and many training events in the TBM series aircraft, this was the most beneficial TBM training I have received. William’s training methods and personality will help any pilot improve their skills and depth of knowledge of the airplane.
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