Rico Autori got his introduction to aviation in his teens as a USAF Cadet in 1966. He left the Air Force in 1975 as a Captain and has spent his time since then divided between Anesthesia Practice and as a professional pilot.
Rico holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and spent several years as a Part 121 airline pilot. He has been an instructor for 34 years with over 4000 hrs of flight instruction given and spent time as an Assist Professor of Aviation Science at Salem State College in Massachusetts. Rico holds, Airplane,Instrument,and Multiengine Instructor Certification.
In Hawaii , for the past 5 years, Rico has been flying privately, actively instructing and flying with the Civil Air Patrol. Great to have a professional like Rico on our Tropicbird Team!!