The Facilitators

 

Linda F. Castner – Lead Ground Facilitator

  • M.S., Physical Education – Smith College Northampton, MA
  • Assistant Director Physical Education, Gymnastics Coach, Bryn Mawr College, 11 years
  • Product Management & Operations, Johnson & Johnson, 6 years – Live for Life
  • Owner/Producer, Magic of Alexandria Balloon Festival, 10 years
  • Part-Owner/Operations, Alexandria Field, 20 years
  • President, Up, Up, And Away in Hunterdon, Inc., 22 years
  • Private Pilot and Advanced Ground Instructor 

 

Rich Stowell – Lead Flight Facilitator

  • BSME, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • 2006 FAA/Industry National Flight Instructor of the Year
  • Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) since 1988; Master CFI since 1999
  • Author of three aviation textbooks and more than 75 articles
  • Active FAA Safety Team Representative with 300+ seminars delivered
  • Recognized Subject Matter Expert on General Aviation safety issues