Enshrined 2005

Joseph La Placa is rated as a flight instructor single engine land, single engine sea, multi-engine land, single engine instrument, multi-engine, private, commercial, and Airline Transport Pilot. Mr. La Place has over 18,000 hours of flying time, including over 14,000 of flight instruction. Mr. La Placa has achieved FAA certificates for Pilot Examiner, Airplane Written Test Examiner, and Safety Counselor and is a certified A & P Mechanic.

The consummate instructor, he has become known throughout Arizona and other parts of the Nation for his emphasis developing safe, effective pilots from virtually around the world. Mr. La Placa was awarded Flight Instructor of the Year for his district in 1991 by the FAA.