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Meet the Faculty: Cheryl Lee S. Freedman


Chief Ground Instructor

Aviation Program Coordinator

Associate Professor


Year Joined CCAC

Adjunct: 2018

Full Time: 2019


Courses Currently Teaching

Flight Safety

Flight Theory/Instrument



Most Memorable CCAC Experience

The day our aviation simulators, Wilbur and Orville, arrived.


Why I Teach What I Teach

I was an airline pilot for Continental/United Airlines. I also have a bachelor's degree in Education in Secondary English and a master's degree in Special Education. After I retired as an airline pilot, it became important to impart my knowledge and experience to others who pursue the art of flight.


Something People Might Not Know About Me

I am an elected official: President of Pleasant Hills Borough Council.


Favorite Quote

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." -Leonardo da Vinci

"A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great' landing is one after which they can use the plane again." -Anonymous