David Passmore

Dave is a Diamond Specialist for the LifeStyle Network offering a highly experience professional consultative approach to helping our clients select and acquire their aircraft. He came by this title the old fashioned way…he earned it. Dave Passmore became interested in aircraft at the age of 8 and spent a lot of time with his Dad at the airport!  He learned to fly in a Diamond DA20 then he and his wife acquired a DA40. He went on to earn all his ratings of CFI, CFI-I, MEI, CMEL and CSEL.  Dave acquired the first to be imported to the US, Diamond DA42-VI, and made his first Atlantic crossing in the plane on the ferry flight home. He resides in the DC area and is based at the Leesburg VA airport. Dave is a vast resource of information and experience with modern aviation technology including diesel engine technology.

Experience and Accomplishments

  • BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • Computer network/telecom industry analyst &consultant for Fortune 500 companies
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Land and Single Engine Land pilot with Instrument Airplane rating
  • 900+ hours PIC time since learning to fly in 2008
  • Ratings: CFI, CFI-I, MEI, CMEL and CSEL
  • Current owner of Diamond DA42-VI “TwinStar” aircraft and previously owned a Diamond Star DA40 XLS
  • Volunteer Docent at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles airport