Craig Myrick, CFI
Craig Myrick began flying in 2011 after his daughter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Craig had always dreamed of becoming a pilot but life provided him with many other opportunities. Craig achieved his private pilot certificate, followed immediately by his complex and high-performance endorsements, his instrument rating, commercial certificate, and Certified Flight Instructor certificate. He is also an FAA Safety Team Member.
While pursuing his certificates, endorsements, and ratings, Craig was also an active U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol Pilot, where he became a Transport Mission Pilot, Cadet Orientation Pilot, Mission Pilot, Air Force ROTC Orientation Pilot, Air Force JROTC Orientation Pilot, Teacher Orientation Program Pilot, and Mountain Flying Pilot. He is currently Squadron Commander of the Guilford Composite Squadron NC-307. Craig has twice received the Presidential Disaster Relief Ribbon for his flight missions during both Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. He was specifically tasked with Aerial Photography missions of damaged infrastructure, FEMA VIP flights, and airlifting personnel out of flooded coastal areas.
Craig retired from the Greensboro Police Department where his last assignment was Training Sergeant in the Training Division. He has held a State Certified Instructor Certification since 1990 and was an instructor for the Greensboro Police Department, the North Carolina Community College System, and the North Carolina Department of Justice.
Craig holds an Associates Degree from Guilford Community College, a Bachelors Degree from Guilford College, and he attended graduate school at both the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Louisville (Ky.).
When not found in an Elon Aviation aircraft or a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Craig can probably be found in his hangar or flying in his personal Cessna 182.