Ed Watters is a Platinum CSIP and serves as the President of COPA Training and it’s CPPP events. Early in his corporate business career he won a sales contest and used that award to obtain his private, instrument, and commercial pilot certificates for both business and personal flying. Once upon a time his favorite plane was the Mooney M20J that he was a partner in.
Fast forward to 10 years ago, with his industry rapidly consolidating and contracting, he began a career reinvention process to become a Certified Flight Instructor. As a result of many occurrences of luck, timing, and good fortune he now flys and instructs in a Cirrus.
Ed and his wife Jeanenne live in Pinehurst, North Carolina and each have 2 adult children. Based at KSOP he operates Pinehurst Aero (www.pinehurstaero.com