A native of Alaska, Christopher Freeze studied aerospace engineering throughout the western United States, has written articles for many aviation publications, including "Air & Space", "AOPA Pilot", "AOPA Flight Training", "General Aviation News", "EAA Sport Aviation", and "Air Line Pilot", as well as co-authored two books on his hobby, aviation archaeology. In 2022, he received the the Michael A. Dormheim Award from the National Press Club for his article series in "Air Line Pilot" on the Air Line Pilot Association's 90-year-long efforts to improve aviation safety and security.
Christopher has self-developed and taught award-winning high school and FAA-approved curriculum, launched weather balloons and performed micro-gravity experiments with NASA, received numerous accolades as a professional flight instructor, and worked with some of the best and brightest minds in the aviation industry.
As a pilot, he has flown to over 200 different airports in 32 states, earned his Airline Transport Pilot (ATP-ASEL) certificate - the highest level of certification attainable from the FAA - and is also certified to fly seaplanes and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, or "drones"). He is an active flight instructor, qualified to teach basic and advanced clients in both single- and multi-engine airplanes, as well as those looking to fly in poor weather (called "flying on instruments"). Notably, he also holds a world speed record in aviation, which he set in 2009, as well as the Guinness World Record for the longest 'wheelie' done in an airplane in 2020.
A Captain in the Civil Air Patrol where he is active in furthering the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary's aerospace education and emergency service missions, Christopher is also knowledgeable in nearly all aspects of historic and modern aviation business, he also has consulted on numerous aviation startup businesses and projects.
Christopher Freeze is a life member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), National Aeronautic Association (NAA), National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA), National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), Air Force Association (AFA), State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS), Mensa, and California Pilots Association, as well as a full member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), American Meteorological Society (AMS), Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), and Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), an Upper Freeman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation.
Although presently in the full-time employ of the U.S. federal government, Christopher is available for freelance writing projects, book editing, and consultation services on a case-by-case basis, and adds expertise, credibility, and value to your team.