William E. Dubois

Master Ground Instructor

William E. Dubois, I/AGI, AAS, BS, is the head of the Applied STEM Lab at the College and Career Readiness Institute of Luna College, where he uses flight simulators and aviation projects to demonstrate to adult eduction students how classroom knowledge is used in the real world. He started flying at age 17, has a degree in aviation technology, holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument rating, and a NAA Sporting License. He is a widely published aviation writer and columnist, the author of General Aviation News’ Human Factors accident analysis column, and writes many of the Air Safety Institute’s Training and Safety tips.  

He is a past national champion air racer, taking home the silver season trophies for production airplanes from the Sport Air Racing League in 2016 and 2017, and he’s the holder of a world speed record from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

Dubois is a NAFI Master Ground Instructor, has been an AOPA member for more than 40 years, and was recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor in the 2021-22 AOPA Flight Training Experience Awards. He is a FAASTeam Rep, and the NAFI rep to the GAJSC Safety Analysis Team. Dubois has been involved in adult education most of his life, and has spent the last six years teaching Rusty Pilot Seminars for AOPA.