Contact Information

Arkady Erlikhman

Cell phone (650) 720-5027

E-mail info@bafly.com


I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. I came to US in 1991 and since then have worked as a high-tech professional in the software industry. My previous job was with Oracle as a Director of Product Development.

I live in San Carlos in close proximity to the San Carlos airport. In 2001 I decided to try a demo flight and that is how it all started. I joined West Valley Flying Club where I received all of my ratings from Private Pilot to CFII.

Why flight instruction? I love to fly and I love to teach. Flying is an amazing activity - it combines the challenge of learning and perfecting a new skill, the responsibility and judgment of being solely responsible for yours and others safety.

When I'm not flying I like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, SCUBA diving and flying...

I currently hold the following FAA ratings:

  • Commercial pilot -- single-engine land
  • Instrument -- airplane
  • Flight instructor -- instrument, single-engine airplane
  • Ground instructor -- advanced


I have experience in the following aircrafts:

  • Piper Warrior (PA28-161)
  • Piper Archer (PA28-181)
  • Piper Saratoga (PA32-301)
  • Cessna 152 (C-152)
  • Cessna Skyhawk (C-172)
  • Cessna Cutlass (C-172RG)
  • Cessna Skylane (C-182)
  • Cessna Stationair (C-206) 
  • Mooney 231 (M20K)
  • Mooney 201 (M20J)
  • Socata Trinidad (TB-20)
  • Cirrus (SR-20, SR-22)

I have experience with a variety of advanced avionics, including:

  • Garmin 1000/530/430 GPS/NAVCOM
  • King KLN 94, 89 A&B GPS
  • S-TEC 55/55X autopilot
  • King Auto Pilot KP 140
  • Sandel EHSI

To get started or to schedule a demo flight send me e-mail or call 650-720-5027