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Chris Higgins

  • Position: Chief Flight Instructor (Nulton Aviation Services)

    Department: Engineering, Francis Worldwide

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    About Captain Chris Higgins

    Captain Higgins is the Chief Flight Instructor at Nulton Aviation Services, Inc in Johnstown, specializing in all facets of professional FAA Part 141 and Part 61 flight training. The fleet consists of Piper Warrior II, Piper Arrow IV, Piper Seminole II aircraft and a full-motion Red Bird simulator. In association with Saint Francis Francis University, Nulton seeks to engage a new generation of pilots and provide them with the resources to succeed as professionals.

    He has been a pilot since 1983 working in Australia, New Zealand and The United States. He is type rated on the Jetstream 41, Hawker 1000, Hawker 700/800/800XP, Boeing 737, ATR-42, ATR-72, Citation X, Citation Excel, Citation Latitude and Saab 340. 20,220 hours total flight time. He is a current FAA Certified Flight Instructor Airplane/Multi-engine/Instrument and is also insurance approved to give tailwheel and aerobatic instruction in most aircraft including experimental category.

    He served as a Systems instructor/ ground school and procedural trainer on the Boeing 757/767, company oral exams 1998 through 2000, and as Safety Chairman for the Air Line Pilot's Association Local Executive Council TSA 38, based in JFK from 1996 through 1998.

    His experience includes providing flight instruction on multi-engine, tailwheel and aerobatic aircraft; Flew bush planes in the Outback and float planes off the Great Barrier Reef; and was credited by the Australian Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association as being the youngest pilot ever to fly the Tasman Sea from New Zealand to Australia in 1988. He also flew Air Ambulance throughout North America 1991 through 1995.


    • B.S., Business Administration, Robert Morris University
    • Sydney Tech. School of Aviation and Maritime Studies
    • Tutima Aeronautical Academy, Sean Tucker School of Aerobatics