My name is Garth Baker, owner and operater of Short Final Aviation, LLC. I am a former Mission Pilot for the Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol). I hold a Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Certified Flight Instructor Rating as well as a Certified Advanced Ground Instructor Rating. I have over 2000 hours total time and over 1000 hours of dual instruction given.
I am also a retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Detective.
As a young man I set out to accomplish two things in life professionally, be a police officer and a pilot.
While working for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, I taught newly hired police officers in the field as a Field Training Officer and later as an EVOC instructor where I taught the operations of emergency vehicles in extreme conditions.
I have over 20 years of experience at being an instructor.
In retirement from law enforcement I have been fortunate enough to postion myself in aviation where I can share my passion for aviation through teaching.
One thing I have found through years of experience, is that the art of mastering your craft is completed not only through doing, but also through teaching others to do