Andrew Chan

Inverness, Florida

Right Rudder Aviation
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What is your company description and what makes your company unique?

Since 2016, Right Rudder Aviation has set out to make the dream of flight accessible to all. Starting with a single 1946 Piper Cub in the flight school, today RRA is a full service Aerospace firm. Conveniently located in Central Florida, RRA is a Fixed Base Operator (FBO), flight school, aircraft maintenance facility, and aircraft dealership. RRA represents and sells all Pipistrel products across the United States, and is the exclusive dealer for the highly praised and newly launched Pipistrel Panthera. Right Rudder Aviation focuses on improving all aspects of aviation for the next generation- from launching revolutionary training programs to electrifying aviation into the future.

How did you get into entrepreneurship?

In middle school, I wanted a way to start earning some cash beyond the normal household chores. I discovered that I could buy bulk candy at Sam's Club and resell them to my peers at retail rates. I was simultaneously able to please my classmates while putting some spare change in my pocket. I was hooked on entrepreneurship ever since.

Why do you do what you do?

I'm extremely lucky. I think I have the best job in the world. Creating and building a company that positively impacts society, the planet, and our team truly helps realize self-actualization. Every day, I smile and think how great it is to do what we do. Prior to starting RRA, I was involved in other industries, and spent my discretionary income and time flying. I decided to shift my path to spend my time on what I wanted to- helping others experience the joys of flight.

What tools, resources or books have you used to start and/or grow your business?

The University of Central Florida provided a great starting point, and helped me springboard into entrepreneurship. The UCF Technological Entrepreneurship Center and it's resources helped me early on. I consumed every business book I could get my hands on, and truly enjoyed the works of Robert Kiyosaki, and took them to heart.

Why did you choose to locate your business in Florida?

My family moved to Miami in 1993, just after Hurricane Andrew. I was lucky enough to attend the Maritime and Science Technology Academy in Key Biscayne, then studied entrepreneurship at the University of Central Florida. I stayed in Florida after graduation as there are so many opportunities in Florida! Florida is the flight training capitol of the world, and produces more than 50% of the pilots in the US. Florida has proven to be business friendly- which helps us create more high paying jobs!

What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

How can other entrepreneurs help you?

Other entrepreneurs can help me make the world a better place for our families. Make it your mission to give back to the Planet, our Country, and those around us.


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