Lou Jendras soloed in 1968 in Peoria, IL. A flight instructor since 1976, he has attained ratings for airplane single and multi-engine land, instrument airplane, and advanced ground instructor – instrument. From 1979 to 1982 he served as chief flight instructor for Mt. Hawley aviation in Peoria, IL. Joining Britt Airlines in 1983, he flew Metroliner II and Beech 99 aircraft. Britt became Continental Express and Lou moved to mainline Continental where he acquired experience in the Boeing 727, 737, and McDonnell-Douglas MD-80. He retired from Continental in 2007 as B737 Captain. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in Beech 1900/300, Brasilia EMB-120, Boeing 737, and Airbus A319/320, as well as Flight Engineer – turbojet. He has given almost 4,000 hours of flight instruction and holds the coveted Gold Seal on his certificate. Lou is a senior instructor for Aviation Seminars.