Bill Cooper of the Aeronautics Department recently graced the San Bernardino community with a unique perspective of the college. On New Year’s Day, Bill and his wife took an aerial stroll through the valley to get photos for his Aeronautics instructor at SBVC, Dave Casillas.

Bill has been a licensed pilot since 1977, holding an instrument rating. He is a retired Assistant Chief from West Metro Fire/Rescue in Denver, Colorado, has a degree in Fire Science, and in the early seventies served in the Navy as an Air Intercept Control and Anti-Submarine Air Controller near Vietnam. In addition to his enrollment in the SBVC Aeronautics Department, Bill also belongs to the Aero Club at March Air Reserve Base, where he assists with aircraft maintenance. His wife is also a pilot and retired Navy Commander herself.