Garret Willat has over 10,000 hours in sailplanes thanks to a lifetime of living on gliderports while his parents have owned Sky Sailing Inc. since 1979. He started instructing the day after his 18th birthday and is the Chief Flight Instructor at Sky Sailing.
Garrett graduated from Embry-Riddle with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics, has represented the US Junior team in 2003 and 2005, and coached the Juniors in 2015. He represented the US Open Class team in 2008 and 2010, as a backseater in 2018, and was on the Club Class team in 2014. He has won three US National Championships.
Garrett is the manager of Yankee Composites, a repair station and the exclusive US representative for Schempp-Hirth Sailplanes. You can read his monthly column in Soaring Magazine.