Mark Robey, DPE
East Tennessee based @KTRI
Examiner Designation: Private, Instrument & Commercial, Airplane Single-Engine Land,
Airplane Multi-Engine Land. Multi-Engine examinations include: C310, PA-44, BE-76 & (coming soon) BE95
My designation was an honor to receive. I get to be part of a launch pad of new adventures and careers. During the years I was instructing, I was able to watch men and women learn to pilot airplanes. I literally got see awe and wonder become tangible. Some went on to fly C17s, C130s or fighers in the military. Some went on to become airline pilots. While some wanted to fly to their favorite weekend family destinations. Each goal a highly important step into the accomplishment of success. I see being an examiner as an extension of that. Pilot applicants put in a lot of hard work, long hours studying & spend time and financial resources to make the thought of flight become a reality! I look forward to years of serving the aviation community within TN and surrounding states. Let's fly because adventure awaits!!
I began flying winter 2004 as private pilot out of BNA, Nashville, TN.
Instructed pilots from summer 2006 through spring 2012. I instructed pilots from the private pilot level through IFR/commercial to instructors & ATP. During that time, I also instructed FAA principal ops inspectors from all around the USA on TAA avionics systems to include Garmin G1000, Avidyne and Chelton.
I served 5 years as a civilian pilot contractor in Afghanistan Spring 2012 through Fall 2017 flying King Air 200s and 350s in direct combat support to ground teams in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support with other NATO support assets. From Fall of 2017 though Winter 2019, I served as a captain on a Bombardier Challenger 350 for a Part 135 charter organization.
I live in Johnson City in the midst of the beautiful mountains of east Tennessee with my amazing wife and 3 incredible daughters.
I am a musician and serve my home church, Tri-Cities Baptist as percussionist, guitarist and vocals.