Craig Bailey

Poplar Grove, IL
Home: (847) 302-0017
Cell: (847) 302-0017


I have been an pilot since 1972 and an active flight instructor since 1977.  Starting in 1991 I became affiliated with BPPP providing flight instruction throughout the United States to fellow ABS members.  Since 1998 I have owned and operated an S35 Bonanza.  Prior to 1998 I owned an H35 and a C35 Bonanza for a total of more than thirty five years of continuous Bonanza ownership.   In addition to my love for Beechcraft I also own a cabin Waco biplane.     As a Flight Instructor, Bonanza owner and an A&P I provide instruction tailored to your needs not only as a pilot but also as an aircraft owner and operator.   I live at Poplar Grove, Illinois, an aviation community.  From this location I am available to provide instruction to ABS members in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan.


Serial #: D-7721
Tail #: N5813S
Model #: S35


ABS Flight Instructor Academy Grad
A & P
ABS Maintenance Academy Graduate
Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI)
BPPP Accredited Flight Instructor
BPPP Standardization Mentor Pilot
Certification Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)
Airline Transport Pilot Certification (ATP)
FAASTEAM Lead Representative
Gold Seal Instructor
Inspector Authorization (IA)
Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI)
Multiengine Instructor (MEI)
Single Control Qualified Baron Instructor
Single Control Qualified Debonair Instructor


Baron 58P 58TC
Bonanza/Debonair (AGI)
Bonanza E-Series Engine
Bonanza With Electrically Controlled Propeller
Brittain Autopilot
Century Autopilot
G36 Bonanza
Garmin 400/430/500/530/WAAS
GARMIN 560/750E
King KFC 150,200,225,Autopilot
King KLN 90/90B
King KLN 94
S-TEC Autopilot
Travel Air
Turbonormal Bonanza/Debonair