Joseph F. Clark

Adjunct Faculty
Aeronautical Science Department
College of Aviation

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 2:45 to 4 p.m.
Joseph F. Clark

  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation/Aerospace Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Flight Instructor - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Commercial Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration

  • AS 254: Aviation Legislation
  • AS 408: Flight Safety

  • Flying in the 1920s (Clark, Joseph F, III) Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research (2012)

Mentor Magazine, National Association of Flight Instructors

Selling Aviation One CFI At A Time, Mar-Apr 2014

Making Sure Your Students Don’t Get Lost, Jan-Feb 2014

Learning to Fly, Special Edition 2013

What Will the 1,500-Hour Rule Mean to Aviation? Fall 2013

It May Be Aviation’s Best of Times, Summer 2013

It’s the Journey, Not the Destination, Spring 2013

The History of Flying Instruction Pt 3, Winter 2012

The History of Flying Instruction Pt 2, Fall 2012

The History of Flying Instruction Pt 1, Summer 2012

Teaching Good Patterns, April 2012

Max Number - Engineers Helping Pilots, January 2012

The Cost of Flying, December 2011

The Business of Flight Instructing, September 2011


Airplanista, Online Magazine

The Eagles Report: Embry-Riddle Seniors Prep for Graduation, Nov 2011

The Eagles Report: ERAU Opens New Buildings in Daytona, Oct 2011

The Eagles Report: ERAU Now Offers High Altitude Training, Sep 2011

The Eagles Report: Racing history and the wind, Jul 2011

The Eagles Report: CFIs: The Canary in the Aviation Mine, Jun 2011

The Eagles Report: Perspectives from History and the Future, May 2011

The Eagles Report: ERAU teams work to include GA in NextGen, Apr 2011

The Eagles Report: ERAU R/C flyer plans to launch UAV business, Mar 2011

The Eagles Report: ERAU Grad is part of FAA ATC NextGen team, Feb 2011

The Eagles Report: Pride of ERAU: The Eagles Flight Team, Jan 2011


EAA's Sport Aviation

Keys to a Successful Forced Landing, September 2006


AOPA Fight Training Magazine

Night fright: why we must work to end runway incursions, July 2006

Academic Publishing 

Flying in the 1920s

published in The Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, Fall 2012


The importance and development of self-confidence: teaching your students they can do it

published in The 2nd Annual Flight Instructor Conference Proceedings, Innovations in Flight Instruction, April 1998


Teaching the pitch-power relationship; a pragmatic approach

published in The Flight Instructor Conference Proceedings, Elevating Our Profession, April 1998




Joe Clark, a native of Tampa, Florida, is a former Naval Aviator with 9,000 total flight hours including 500 in the A-7E Corsair II and 750 in the A-4 Skyhawk. During his naval service, he also logged 88 carrier landings. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1977, worked for a year as a journalist, and then started flying professionally a year later. Clark logged 3,000 hours as a flight instructor and Part 135 charter pilot before enlisting in the Navy in June 1981. In October, he earned his commission as an ensign. After earning his wings at Naval Air Station Meridian, MS in March of 1983, his first assignment took him to Fleet Composite Squadron TEN in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he flew the A-4 Skyhawk. Upon completion of that tour, he began A-7E transition training at NAS Cecil, FL. After transition training, he joined a west coast Corsair II squadron based at NAS Lemoore, California. After leaving military service in 1990, he joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a flight instructor. In 1998, he became Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle. He and his wife, Ardis, currently live in St. Augustine, Florida.