Dan Brennan

Poway, CA
Home: (858) 485-0820
Work: (858) 354-8297
Cell: (858) 354-8297


I took my first engine apart when I was 10 on our Farm.  I graduated from Michigan Technological University and initially wanted to be a Mechanical Engineer and build race car engines.  Life has its changes and I graduated as a Metallurgical Engineer and worked on Turbine engines instead.  After a successful career as an engineer working my way up to a Director Level Position, along with being a flight instructor, I joined a commuter airline and really learned about systems, procedures, checklists (not "to do" lists!), and ATC.  Our airplane was the second one on the field with a GNS 430 and I realized that I had to learn how to teach systems and how it all comes together, which was over 25 years ago.  I instructed with BPPP for many years and now validate Instructor Candidates who want to join our ranks!  I also participate in owner-assisted annuals and feel it is the best way to really get to know your machine!!  Flying is my passion, and I am embarrassed to admit how much time I spend just trying to keep up with the changing technology in our Avionics Industry.  I look forward to meeting you!!


Serial #: E-2725
Tail #: N8068U
Model #: A36


ABS Flight Instructor Academy Grad
Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI)
BPPP Accredited Flight Instructor
BPPP Standardization Mentor Pilot
Certification Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)
Airline Transport Pilot Certification (ATP)
Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI)
Member National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
Multiengine Instructor (MEI)
Single Control Qualified Baron Instructor
Single Control Qualified Debonair Instructor


Baron 58P 58TC
Bonanza/Debonair (AGI)
Century Autopilot
G36 Bonanza
Garmin 400/430/500/530/WAAS
GARMIN 560/750E
King KFC 150,200,225,Autopilot
S-TEC Autopilot
Turbonormal Bonanza/Debonair