About Field Morey and Morey's West Coast Adventures
In 1966, two Wisconsin flight students anxious to complete their IFR training in the most expeditious manner came to Field Morey and asked if they could train together. Field, a CFII, put a program together and the three of them were off to see the USA in a Cessna 172. Ten days later, the flying adventure and two instrument ratings were completed. Morey's West Coast Adventures was born.
Since that first trip, over 300 Adventures have been successfully completed. A few years ago, Field's love of the mountain flying became too great to remain in Wisconsin. He moved to the West Coast where he bases his Alaska and Wilderness Adventures in the summer and Rocky Mountain Adventures in the winter. He still uses the same concept of flight time in weather whenever possible, and the location of Medford, Oregon has proven to be a natural home base for his West Coast Instrument Adventure flights.
The addition of Garmin G1000 instrumentation added a new element of sophistication to the trip. This dynamic equipment allows flight students to fly using the latest in general aviation avionics technology while simplifying departure, approach and enroute procedures. The use of "all-glass" Cessna Turbo 182 Skylane aircraft is yet another reason to join over 700 pilots who exclaim that being on a West Coast Adventure is the flying experience of a lifetime!
Field is a Designated Pilot Examiner for Southern Oregon, a position he held for many years while operating his own airport and flight school in the Midwest. In
fact if you search for Morey Field (C29) in Middleton, Wisconsin you will see the legacy he left behind.
About Instructor Kammi Tisdale
Kammi Tisdale is originally from the East Coast. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, she was an avid sailor and horsewoman before finding an interest in Aviation in 1988. After earning her Private Pilot License in 1991, she worked for a prominent Maryland aviation family (Florence Parlett and The Annapolis Flying Service) for seven years. Initially pumping fuel on weekends, she earned her Commercial certificate, giving scenic flights in the local area. She also earned the Instrument Rating, Airline Dispatcher and later Advanced Ground Instructor privileges and taught numerous Ground Schools.
In 2001, Kammi moved to Southwestern Oregon, where in a few months she earned the CFI and later CFII Certificates. She has been teaching flying since then, along with teaching Veterinary Assistant students at a local Career College.
Kammi enjoys teaching flying and the challenges that come with it. She cares very much about her students and teaching good basic flying skills, as those are the foundations of a good pilot. Her training with the Garmin 1000, and CFII Field Morey have made her a more proficient and better prepared Instrument Pilot and CFII.
Quotes from Kammi's former students:
"Kammi's calm and careful approach to teaching IFR flying instilled in me the confidence and skill required to fly safely in IFR conditions. For this, I am very grateful. One unique skill was she emphasized the fun of flying." - Carole Smith- recently licensed IFR pilot
"Kammi is a calm, gentle and patient Instructor. I always learn when I fly with her." - Anthony Haulk-Commercial Applicant