RV Transition Training

Tom Berge, Plymouth, MN


As a CFI and RV transition training instructor, Tom brings 20 years of RV building and flying experience to the table. He uses his IFR-equipped RV-7A as a trainer based out of the Crystal, MN airport.

For details, see his website at: www.rvtransition.com


Tom Irlbeck, Somerset, WI and Cape Coral, FL

Tom Bear

Tom is a former Navy Top Gun instructor pilot and retired Northwest Airlines captain. He has over 2000 hours in all models of RVs up through the RV-10. He has been a flight instructor for over 40 years and was recently appointed as an EAA Flight Advisor through EAA chapter 66 in Florida. He has completed dozens of "first flights" for RVs and other amateur-built aircraft and is available in the Twin Cities and Minnesota area during the summer months. He can assist you in planning for your initial test flight or provide RV transition training to meet insurance and proficiency requirements


Tom splits his time between Wisconsin and Florida and is usually back "up north" from May to October of each year.

Contact Tom at 570-807-0904 or email at:

Doug Weiler, Hudson, WI (Lake Elmo, MN)

Doug is retired from flying the B-757 at Northwest Airlines and is available for RV transition training, BFRs, and instrument competency checks in customer aircraft. He has over 19,000 hours of flight time, 4000 hours as a flight instructor and over 1200 hours in RVs included the RV4, -6, -6A, -7A, -8, -8A, 9A and -10. He has built an RV-4 and RV-7 and has

conducted several initial test flights of RV aircraft.

He has a hangar at Lake Elmo Airport, just east of St. Paul, MN.

Doug can be reached at 651-398-1184, 715-386-1239, or email at: