James “Skip” Warren is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor with years of experience as a pilot, aircraft owner, and flight instructor.
He has an extensive professional background in a variety of fields, including law enforcement, litigation, and aviation. Skip has been a pilot since 2004, learning to fly in a Citabria taildragger. Later he became a partner in his first aircraft, a Cessna 172 and then a Piper Comanche. Skip went on to upgrade and purchased a new 2006 Columbia 400, which he has flown over 500 hours.
Skip has over 3000 hours of flight time and 2000 hours of dual given. He has served as chief pilot for a major Part 141 flight school. Not only does Skip train students, but he is also an “instructor of instructors” and teaches biannual flight instructor recertification courses. He is also our expert instrument instructor. Skip has attended factory training as a Cessna FITS Accepted Instructor in Independence, Kansas, allowing him to teach Cessna’s G1000 FITS Transition Training in the Cessna 172, 182, 206, 350, 400 as well as the Columbia 350 and 400. He has also participated as a Columbia 400 instructor in the CAART program (Cessna Advanced Aircraft Recurrent Training) in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Skip has been factory certified by Cirrus Aircraft as a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), allowing him to teach all the Cirrus factory training courses to clients throughout the country.
Experienced Aircraft Owner
In his spare time, Skip enjoys flying his airplane to weekend retreats in Oklahoma and trying out new golfing destinations. As an aircraft owner, Skip is more than just a flight instructor. He can help you with tips and tricks to make your aircraft last longer and teach you to use it to its fullest.
Contact us today to start your training with Skip.
Rob M. Houston, Texas (KTME)
Flight Review (BFR)
“I found the HPA team to be efficient with my time and they provided solid training. Skip is a great instructor and brings a wealth of knowledge missing with most instructors these days. The team fit me in on a tight timeline and delivered. Doesn’t get better than that!”
Aircraft: 1978 Cessna 177B Cardinal
Robert N. Spring, Texas (KDWH)
Cessna 182T Skylane Initial Transition Training
“When I needed to get G1000 transition training, I had planned to receive the training from the factory. I was not able to get scheduled within a reasonable amount of time, so someone told [me about] High Performance Aviation. I spoke with Brandon, and he promptly got me scheduled for a time and place that was convenient for me. [Skip] did a very good job of helping me to practically understand what I needed to know, and at the end of the training period I was very comfortable operating the G1000 in the normal situations. I will use HPA for my future training needs.”
Aircraft: 2012 Cessna 182T / Garmin G1000
Seth Riklin Sugar Land, Texas (KSGR)
Columbia 400 Recurrent Training
“As a Columbia 400 owner, being able to rely on training with Brandon and Skip assures me that I am being trained by two of the most knowledgeable people about my plane.”
Aircraft: Columbia 400 / Garmin G1000 / GFC 700 Autopilot
David Warden Houston, Texas
Columbia 400 Aircraft Acceptance and Delivery
“Skip and Brandon run a very focused, time-efficient, and professional operation. It was a pleasure, and they each “go the extra mile” in making the experience worth the time and money.”
Aircraft: 2006 Columbia 400 / Garmin G1000
Ross Wycoff Houston, TX (KEFD)
Cessna 400 Corvalis TT - Flight Review
“I flew with Skip for my bi-annual flight review. After being out of the left seat for a couple of months, Skip’s teaching techniques were just what I needed to rebuild my confidence. He has the ability to convey the vast amount of knowledge he has flying the Columbia/Cessna 400 without overwhelming the student. Based on my time with Skip, I would recommend him to anyone looking to gain experience and practical knowledge in the 400 or G1000 cockpit.”
Aircraft: 2008 Cessna 400 Corvalis TT / Garmin G1000