We strive to not merely fly, but to become excellent aviators and to never slow in the pursuit of that perfection.
The Finer Points is about excellence. As pilots we strive to not merely fly, but to become excellent aviators. As an instructor I work to create the most efficient and effective training experience. I often tell my students that I have two goals for them: one is that they pass the check ride on the first attempt, and the second is that they never die in an airplane. I believe those two goals are one and the same. Over the last 20 years I have worked to refine the art of flight instruction, working to understand where and when to employ various tools of teaching. As a company we are driven to optimize our performance in everything we do and to never slow in the pursuit of that perfection. We find focus in the guiding principle that what we do must be excellent—both the result and the experience of getting there.
Our original, flagship product is “The Finer Points – Aviation Podcast,” a bi-monthly training podcast that elaborates on many of the above-mentioned strategies. The critically acclaimed podcast has delivered more than 3m flight training files to pilots all over the world and has grown into a popular YouTube channel through which we publish bi-monthly training videos. These practical training videos stand out because they are derived from real flight training experience.
Jason Miller is a CFII with more than 20 years of aviation experience and nearly 10,000 hours of instruction given. Jason is a member of the FAA safety team, an instructor for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute and was named by the FAA as the western pacific CFI of the year for 2009 and 2016.
“I am passionate about developing systems that help pilots become safer and more efficient.” Says Miller.
Using his background as a performer and experience on the flight line, Jason created The Finer Points – Aviation Podcast, one of the most recognized and well respected aviation podcasts in the world.
Todd Eichel is a software engineer working in San Francisco. Having previously served as the founding engineer of two companies, Todd now helps startups with full stack technology solutions. Todd values simplicity and clarity in design, good user experience, and quality products. With The Finer Points he's working to apply the ideas and principles of Silicon Valley to aviation.
An instrument rated private pilot for five years, Todd just purchased his first airplane, a Cirrus SR22T. When not flying himself, Todd enjoys flying commercial to new destinations and learning new things on the internet.
Christopher Bordenave has flown with the Air Force For over ten years and is currently serving overseas. He is a CFII and has flown the C-130, Lear Jet, and Global Express.
Kenneth is a full-time flight instructor with CFI, CFII, and MEI ratings and has been on the Ground School content team since October 2019. He is passionate about teaching and loves helping his students become safe and competent aviators while sharing the joy of flight!
Corey Craig has been flying for over ten years and has been working with TFP since 2019. He is a current CFII with nearly 1,000 hours Dual Given and a Part 135 Charter Pilot flying the PC-12.
RJ Rajan is a Southern California based CFI, CFII and MEI. He currently has over 2000 hours of total time, 1300 hours of instruction given, and experience in over 20 different aircraft types.
Kurt is a CFI, CFII, and MEI. He works full time as a flight instructor out of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Fernando is a retired Air Force Weapon Systems Officer in the F-15E and is very interested in improving GA safety. He currently is a flight test analyst for the Air Force and is a CFI at Desert Flying Club out of KHND.