A Bit About Me
Ken Wittekiend is a professional aviation educator, writer and founder of ProMark Aviation Services, a full-service flight training company based in Burnet, Texas. He specializes in tailwheel, floatplane and Beech Bonanza training.
He is a former Designated Pilot Examiner for the San Antonio Flight Standards District Office and has administered over 2500 practical tests.
Ken serves as a FAASTeam representative for the Federal Aviation Administration, helping pilots by conducting seminars and counseling activities to reduce accidents and improve pilot safety practices.
In 2009 and again in 2015, Ken was selected as the Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year for the FAA Southwest Region. He is also a nine-time Master CFI.
Ken is a charter member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators and formerly served on the SAFE Board of Directors.
Ken teaches for both of the national Beechcraft Bonanza training organizations and has presented seminars at a variety of aviation events including AirVenture and Sun N Fun.
Ken is also an avid back country pilot. In 2020, he flew his Cessna 182 Amphibious Floatplane from Texas to Alaska where he spent the summer exploring the remote regions of the Tongass National Forest.
Ken has written a monthly column for Plane & Pilot magazine called “Wandering Skies”.