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Dr. Amy Hoover

Amy at Johnson Creek

Dr. Amy Hoover  Professor

Amy Hoover comes from a background in general aviation, corporate aviation, and aviation education at the Community College and University levels.   Her administrative experience includes Chief Instructor and operator of FAA 141 flight schools, owner of her own flight school, Aviation Program Director and Department Chair at institutions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  She served two elected terms as Department Chair for CWU Aviation from September 2007 through June, 2015, and now teaches full time in the department.

Hoover  has over 6000 flight hours, including 3800 hours giving flight instruction. Additionally she has logged over 1200 hours of instruction time in flight simulators. Her journey into Aviation started in the early 1980's when her work as a geologist and white water river guide entailed flights into the remote river canyons in central Idaho; she has been hooked ever since.  Hoover obtained her private license in 1988 and bought a 1947 Cessna 120, which she flew from Idaho to Florida and back, stopping over for the winter to obtain her instrument rating, commercial pilot license, and flight instructor rating.

In 1992, she landed a job as a backcountry Air Taxi pilot and began teaching mountain flying for the FAA.  She combined her love of flying with love of teaching, and began work as a full time instructor in 1995.  A year later she and two other women flight instructors started the McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars to promote safety in the Idaho back country, and Hoover authored articles and training materials on back country flying.  Using her expertise in curriculum development and technical writing, Hoover has developed training materials that are still used today in several Idaho back country flying seminars, and she is contributing editor for Power Cruising and Pilot Getaways Magazines.

In order to reach out to a broader spectrum in Aviation, Hoover took a position as director of the Aviation Program at Mt. Hood Community College, and after several years there took a position with the faculty at Central Washington University as an Associate Professor of Aviaiton.  She still keeps her hand in flying and teaching in the Idaho backcountry, and enjoys exploring and flying in other mountain areas of the west, including the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and Colorado as well as canyon country in Utah and Arizona, and rugged northern Cascades in Washington.

Hoover has published approximately 30 articles and manuals on Mountain and Canyon Flying and has given more than 80 presentations to various organizations through the U.S.  She started and operated the grant-funded CWU ACES Academy for girls to explore education and Careers in Aviation, Construction, Engineering, and Safety, in which more than 200 girls have participated.  Her current research interests are in single pilot concurrent task management and multi-crew cockpit operations.  She is also the owner of "Canyon Flying", a company specializing in tailwheel and back country flying in Idaho and Washington.

 


Education

Ph.D.  Education (Community College Leadership Program), 2005; Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR                
            Summa Cum Laude, Chancellor’s List, Wolf Aviation Fund Grant
M.S.    Geology, 1987; Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
             Summa Cum Laude, Texaco and Chevron scholarships, Graduate Teaching Assistantship
B.S.     Geology, 1983; Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Texas 
             Summa Cum Laude, National Merit Scholar, Senior Honor Scholar, President's Scholar   
A.A.    General studies, 1980; University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida  
            Summa Cum Laude, National Merit Scholar, President's Scholar, Varsity Rowing

 

Distinctions and Awards related to Education and Aviation:

  • 2012   Outstanding Service Award, CWU College of Education and Professional Studies
  • 2011   Recognition for University Service in Strategic Planning, CWU Board of Trustees
  • 2011   Presidential Faculty Leadership Award, CWU President
  • 2008   Rotary Club of Ellensburg, Service above Self Award
  • 2008   Research Award, Department of Aviation; CEPS Award
    2008    Who’s Who in American Women
  • 2008    Outstanding Scholar Award, Department of Aviation; CEPS Award
  • 2008    Who’s Who in American Women
  • 2007    Outstanding Scholar Award, Department of Aviation; CEPS Award
  • 2007    Who’s Who in America
  • 2006    CEPS Excellence in Teaching Award, CWU Alumni Association
  • 2006    Women’s Achievement Award, CWU Center for Student Empowerment
  • 2006    Distinguished Educator VIP, United States Air Force, Tyndall Air Force Base
  • 2005    Who’s Who in America’s Teachers (student nominated)
  • 2004    Outstanding Teacher award, National Residence Hall Honorarium
  • 2001    Leadership Award for Outstanding Service, Mt. Hood Community College
  • 2000    Who’s Who in America’s Teachers (student nominated)
  • 1994    Amelia Earhart Scholar, International 99’s Women Pilots

 

Peer reviewed Publications:

  • Hoover, A.L. (2008).  Educational Learning Theories: Informing the Fundamentals of Instruction.  International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, 8(2), 363-370. Oklahoma City; FAA.
  • Hoover, A.L. (2008).  Long Term Effect of Concurrent Task Management Training on Single Pilot Task Prioritization Performance.  International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, 8(1), 12-19. Oklahoma City; FAA.            
  • Hoover, A.L. (2007). Prioritizing Tasks in the Cockpit: A Review of Cognitive Processing Models, Methods of Dealing with Cognitive Limitations, and Training Strategies for Curricular D Design. Collegiate Aviation Review, 23(1). Auburn, AL: University Aviation Association.
  • Hoover, A.L. & Russ-Eft, D.F. (2005). Effect of Concurrent Task Management Training on Single Pilot Task Prioritization Performance. International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, 5(2), 233-252. Oklahoma City; FAA.
  • Russ-Eft, D. & Hoover, A. L. (2005). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs. In R.A. Swanson & E. F. Holton (Eds.), Research in organizations: Foundations and methods of inquiry, pp.75-95. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
  • Hoover, A.L. & Funk, K. H. (2005). Experimental Analysis of Task Prioritization Training for a Group of University Flight Technology Students. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Oklahoma City, OK, April 18- 21, p. 247-252.
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Editorial reviewed Publications:

  • Hoover, A.L. (2007).  Pier Group.  Power Cruising, 7(2), 12-15.
  • Hoover, A. L. (2005). Bend, Oregon: High Desert Splendor. Pilot Getaways, 8(1), 30-36.
  • Hoover, A. (2004). Canyon weather part 2; convergence, turbulence, venturis, and more. Pilot Getaways, 7(2), 82.
  • Hoover, A. (2004). Canyon weather part 1; the effects of wind and sun. Pilot Getaways, 7(1), 82.
  • Hoover, A. (2003) Manzanita, Nehalam Bay. Pilot Getaways, 6(3), 36-42.
  • Hoover, A. L. (2003). New designs for career and technical education design review No. 46: transportation, distribution, logistics career cluster. In Wolfe, J. & Copa, G. (Eds.), New Designs for Career and Technical Education at the Secondary and Postsecondary Levels: Compendium of Design Reviews of Related Research, Policies, and Exemplary Practices (pp. 123-125). St. Paul, Minnesota: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Minnesota.
  • Hoover, A. (2002) Uphill, downhill; airstrips with a gradient. Pilot Getaways, 5(2),
  • Hoover, A. L. (2001). Canyon turns: between a rock and a hard place.. Pilot Getaways, 4(4), 62.
  • Hoover, A. L. (2001). Smiley Creek, Idaho: Sawtooth adventure. Pilot Getaways, 4(2), 50-54.
  • Hoover, A. L. (2001). Soft, hot, & high takeoffs: it's a different game at high density altitude. Pilot Getaways, 4(2), 58.
  • Hoover, A. (2000). McCall, Idaho: lakeside mountain adventure. Pilot Getaways, 3(2), 47-52.
  • Hoover, A. (2000). Go-arounds: making the decision. Pilot Getaways, 3(2), 54.
  • Hoover, A. L. (2000). Mountain and canyon flying (2nd ed.). McCall, ID, McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars, 62 pp.
  • Hoover, A. (1999). How to lighten up: understanding density altitude. Pilot Getaways, 2(3), 45-46.
  • Hoover, A. (1999). Flying a constricted approach. Pilot Getaways, 2(2), 54.

 

College and University courses developed and taught

Aerodynamics
Advanced Navigation
Air Transportation
Aircraft Systems
Applied meteorology
Aviation Human Factors
Aviation weather

Aviation Management           
Certified Flight instructor
Commercial Pilot
Crew Resource Management   Fundamentals of Flight
Fundamentals of Instruction
History of Aviation
Instrument Flight instructor

 

Instrument Pilot         
Mountain and Canyon Flying
Multiengine simulator/EFIS
National Airspace System
Private Pilot
Turbine Simulator/FMS

Aviation and Education Experience

  • Commercial Pilot, ASEL, AMEL - Total flight time: 6200
  • Certified Flight Instructor, Airplane, Instrument - As Flight Instructor: 3800
  • Certificated under FAR 141 - As Simulator instructor: 1400

 

Professional Speaking Engagements: date and location

International Presentations
February 24, 2011 Mountain and Canyon Meteorology. 22nd Annual Women in Aviation International Conference; Reno, NV
October 18, 2007 Prioritizing Tasks in the Cockpit: A Review of Cognitive Processing Models, Methods of Dealing with Cognitive Limitations, and Training Strategies.
University Aviation Association Annual Conference, San Jose, CA
April 19, 2005 Experimental Analysis of Task Prioritization Training for a Group of University Flight Technology Students. International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Oklahoma City, OK
November 7, 2004 Mountain and Canyon Flying Tips. 15th Annual Women in Aviation
International Conference; Reno, NV

Regional Presentations

June 13, 2014   Course Instructor, Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol Montain Flying Safety Seminar, Prineville, OR
October 17, 2014 Canyon Meteorology – Idaho Bureau of Aeronautics Safety Standown, Boise ID
May 31, 2014 Course Instructor, Mountain Flying Clinic, Civil Air Patrol, Oregon Wing, Bend, OR November 13, 2013 FAA WINGS Seminar; Safety of flight operations & meteorological phenomena unique
to mountain and canyon terrain, Spokane, WA
May 18, 2013 Canyon Flying - Airport Operation; Idaho Aviation Expo, Idaho Falls, ID
May 17, 2013 Canyon Meteorology in the Idaho Back Country; Idaho Aviation Expo, Idaho Falls, ID May 17, 2013 Density Altitude and Aircraft Performance; Idaho Aviation Expo, Idaho Falls, ID
May 5, 2013 Canyon Flying; Meteorological Phenomena as they affect flight planning and performance, Great Alaska Airman’s Gathering, Anchorage, AK
February 26, 2013 FAA WINGS Seminar, Flight Safety and back country operations, Washington Pilot’s Association annual banquet, Spokane, WA
February 21, 2013 Aviation Career Forum, NW Aviation Tradeshow, Puyallup, WA
February 16, 2012 Emergencies and post-crash survival, Washington Pilot’s Association, Spokane WA November 8, 2011 FAA WINGS Seminar, Washington Pilots Association, Spokane, WA
February 25, 2011 Keynote Speaker, Washington Pilots Association Annual Banquet, Spokane WA June 4, 2010 FAA WINGS Seminar; Density Altitude and Aircraft Performance. Yakima WA October 10, 2009 FAA WINGS Seminar; Mountain/Canyon meteorology, Emergency Operations, and
flight safety, Yakima WA
June 3-4, 2009 Visiting Lecturer: Experimental research designs and analysis. Oregon State University College of Education, Corvallis, OR
March 1, 2008 Keynote Speaker, Washington Pilots Association Annual Banquet, Spokane WA September 18, 2007 Mountain and Canyon Flying. Oregon Pilots Association Annual Conference,
Albany, OR
March 10, 2007 Pilot Multi-tasking Skills. Northwest Aviation Safety Education Conference, Aurora, OR
March 11, 2007 IFR Cockpit Task Management. Northwest Aviation Safety Education Conference, Aurora, OR
May 4-5, 2006 Visiting Lecturer: Experimental research designs and analysis. Oregon State University College of Education, Corvallis, OR
October 21, 2005 Stall/Spin Awareness Training for Flight Instructors. Idaho Transportation Dept Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, Lewiston, ID
October 22, 2005 Aeronautical Decision Making. Idaho Transportation Dept Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, Lewiston, ID
August 12, 2005 Canyon Weather; FAA Northwest Family Fly-in; McCall, ID
March 19, 2005 Glass Cockpits. Northwest Aviation Safety Education Conference, Aurora, OR September 26, 2004 Keynote speaker, Mountain Flying, Density Altitude, Safety, Weather
Washington Dept of Transportation Mountain Flying Clinic, Wenatchee WA September 25, 2004 Keynote speaker, Mountain Flying, Density Altitude, Safety, Weather.
Washington Dept of Transportation Mountain Flying Clinic, Wenatchee WA August 20, 2004 High Density Altitude Operations. Northwest Aviation Education Symposium,
Aurora, OR
August 14, 2004 Canyon Meteorology. FAA Northwest Family Fly-in; McCall, ID August 13, 2004 Canyon Meteorology. FAA Northwest Family Fly-in; McCall, ID
June 4, 2004 Canyon Weather. FAA River of No Return Mountain Flying Clinic, Challis ID May 24,2004 Mountain and Canyon Flying. Washington Pilot’s Association, Yakima, WA

April 24, 2004 Aviation, Construction, and Engineering Careers for Young Women. Expanding Your Horizons Workshop, Spokane, WA.
October 25, 2003 Aerodynamics. Idaho Transportation Dept Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, Post Falls, ID
October 24, 2003 Instructor Professionalisms. Idaho Transportation Dept Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, Post Falls, ID
June 24, 2003 Mountain/Canyon Flying Tips. Experimental Aircraft Association; Grand Junction, CO
June 5, 2003 Flying A Constricted Approach. Experimental Aircraft Association; Mulino, OR June 2, 2003 How to Lighten Up; High Density Altitude Operations. Oregon Pilots
Association; Troutdale, OR
May 28, 2003 Mountain/Canyon Flying Tips. Association of Naval Aviators High Desert Squadron; Bend, OR
May 13, 2003 How to Lighten Up; High Density Altitude Operations. Oregon Pilots Association; Salem, OR
March 20, 2003 High Density Altitude Operations. Oregon Pilots Association; Mulino, OR January 21, 2003 Flying A Constricted Approach. International 99’s; Portland, OR
October 22, 2002 Aircraft Loading and Density Altitude. Oregon Pilots Association; Beaverton, OR
October 10, 2002 Aeronautical Decision Making. Washington Pilots Association; Vancouver, WA August 19, 2002 Flight Instructor Professionalism. Oregon Air Fair; Albany OR
August 9, 2002 Canyon Meteorology. FAA Northwest Family Fly-in; McCall, ID May 30, 2002 Canyon Meteorology. Experimental Aircraft Association; Mulino, OR
May 20, 2002 Mountain/Canyon Flying Tips. Experimental Aircraft Association; Troutdale, OR April 24, 2002 Aeronautical Decision Making. International 99’s; Vancouver, WA
March 15, 2002 High Density Altitude Operations. Idaho Aviation Festival; Boise, ID March 14. 2002 Mountain/Canyon Flying Tips. Columbia Aviation Association; Aurora, OR September 7, 2001 Aeronautical Decision Making for Flight Instructors. Oregon Air Fair,
Albany OR
August 10, 2001 Canyon Meteorology. FAA Northwest Family Fly-in; McCall, ID
June 7, 2001 Mountain and Canyon Flying. Experimental Aircraft Association; Mulino, OR May 22, 2001 Canyon Turns. Experimental Aircraft Association; Troutdale, OR
May 9, 2001 Flying A Constricted Approach. Washington Pilot’s Association, Vancouver, WA
September 8, 2000 Mountain Flying. Oregon Air Fair, Albany OR
August 5, 2000 Backcountry flying weather. FAA Northwest Family Fly-in; McCall, ID

June 9, 2000 Aeronautical Decision Making.FAA River of No Return Mountain Flying Clinic, Challis ID
May 17, 2000 Density Altitude and Aircraft Performance. International 99’s, Vancouver, WA April 20, 2000 How to Lighten Up; High Density Altitude Operations. Oregon Pilots’
Association, Beaverton, OR
June 4, 1999 Mountain/Canyon Meteorology. FAA River of No Return Mountain Flying Clinic, Challis ID
February11, 1999 Density Altitude and Aircraft Performance. Oregon Pilots’ Association, Beaverton, OR
March 20-21, 1998 How to Lighten Up; Flying at High Density Altitudes. Idaho Aviation Festival, Boise, ID
February 12, 1998 Density Altitude and Aircraft Performance. Columbia Aviation Association; Aurora, OR

Local Presentations


October 9, 2012 Aviation Opportunities for Washington students – Ellensburg Rotary Club,
Ellensburg WA
October 14, 2010 Managing Tasks in the Cockpit. EAA Chapter 492 Speaker, Ellensburg, WA March 7, 2009 Aviation and Safety – a Great combination. 16th Annual Expanding Your Horizons
Workshop, Ellensburg, WA
February 19, 2009 Unique Avian populations of Baja, Mexico – Kittitas Audubon society, Ellensburg, WA October 15, 2008 Aviation Opportunities for Washington students – Ellensburg Rotary Club,
Ellensburg WA
May 15, 2008 Pilot Task Prioritization Performance. SOURCE Presentation, Ellensburg, WA May 15, 2008 CWU Women’s ACES Academy. SOURCE Presentation, co-authored,
Ellensburg WA
April 7, 2008 American Democracy Project Stewardship of Public Lands, CWU Academic Service Learning Faculty Fellows, Ellensburg, WA
November 28, 2007 Invited Speaker, Scholarship Assessed Workshop. Office of the Provost, CWU. Ellensburg, WA
March 3, 2007 Aviation, Construction, Engineering, and Safety Careers for Young Women.
15th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Workshop, Ellensburg, WA
May 2006 Aviation, Construction, and Engineering Career Academy for Young Women.
College of Education and Professional Studies Professional Colloquium, Ellensburg, WA

May 2006 Effect of Concurrent Task Management Training on Single Pilot Task Prioritization Performance. College of Education and Professional Studies Professional Colloquium, Ellensburg, WA
April 14, 2006 Mountain Flying tips. FAA Wings Safety Seminar, Ellensburg, WA
March 4, 2006 Aviation, Construction, Engineering, and Safety Careers for Young Women.
14th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Workshop, Ellensburg, WA March 24, 2005 Mountain Flying Safety. FAA Wings Safety Seminar, Ellensburg, WA
March 5, 2005 Aviation, Construction, and Engineering Careers for Young Women. CWU 13th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Workshop, Ellensburg, WA.
October 2004 Aviation, Construction and Engineering Career Academy for Yong Women.
College of Education and Professional Studies Fall Colloquium, Ellensburg, WA

 

Professional Associations (year joined)

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (1989)
Experimental Aircraft Association (1990)
National Association of Flight Instructors (1996)
Vice President, EAA Chapter 492, 2003, 2004
Oregon Pilot's Association (1999) - Vice President, 2002 Idaho Aviation Association (1990)
International 99's (1990)
Amelia Earhart Scholar, 1994
Women in Aviation International (1999)
University Aviation Association (1999)

 

 

Related Service Activities:

Aviation Department Chair: September 2007 to June, 2015

 

  • Journal Reviewer, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies:  2005 to present
  • CWU Academic Service Learning Faculty Fellow: 2004 to present
  • Flight technology Living Learning Community Faculty advisor: 2003 ? 2005
  • Director, CWU Women?s ACES Academy: 2004 to 2008 implemented and operated industry-sponsored summer camp to introduce girls to education and career fields in aviation, construction management, engineering, and industrial safety
  • Judge and Session Chair, CWU SOURCE – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • CWU One Book One Campus Selection Committee 2006 - 2009
  • AOPA Project Pilot Instructor: 1994 to present
  • EAA Young Eagles volunteer:  2003 to 2005
  • Boise Parks and recreation Volunteer:  2002 to present - Wilderness Within Reach program to introduce physically and developmentally challenged individuals to outdoor activities and opportunities
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Other Activities and interests:         

  • Ellensburg Campus Community Orchestra , 2005 to 2008
  • KittitasCounty Audubon Society , 2004 to 2007

 

Web site: www.canyonflying.com