Flying is Energy Management, and Leigh Smith brings a wealth of experience to share. Currently a Captain for a major airline, Leigh owns and operates a Cessna 195 from his 950' home strip in Knox, Indiana.
Leigh started with sailplanes at the early age of 15 and earned his private glider license at 16. A private airplane license soon followed at the age of 18.
Leigh started flight instructing while in college earning a degree from Parks College. After graduation Leigh flew part 135 in Piper and Cessna twins, Twin Beeches, Turbine Beeches, and Lear Jets. With this experience he landed a job with a major airline. At the major airline, Leigh became a Captain on the Boeing 727, Airbus 319/320 ,Boeing 757/767 , Boeing 777, and currently flying the Boeing 787. His type ratings also include the 747-4, DC3, CW46, Learjet, LOA JU-52.
Whether its a Sportsman 2+2 in the Bob Marshall Wilderness or in his I0550 powered Cessna 185 in the Idaho Backcountry, or a Bonanza in the Missouri breaks, Leigh is at home. He has a unique mastery of an aircraft's capabilities and is passionate about flying.
The Home Strip in Knox, Indiana
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Leigh's Float Plane Before Restoration