Our Certified Flight Instructors

Dave Ingalls

Chief Flight Instructor

 Dave has been a Corporate Pilot for 4 years, Holds a type rating in a CE-500, Former Instructor on the CRJ-900 for Endeavor Airlines. Experience in King Air and Other Turbine Powered Aircraft. CFI for over 6 years with over 400 hours Dual given. Owner of Both Single Engine and Multi-Engine Aircraft. Left Non-Flying career to pursue his aviation passion Full-Time back in 2010.

Spencer D. Werness

Flight Instructor

Spencer first started flying Airplanes in 2014. He deployed to Afghanistan as a Door Gunner on a CH-47F & logged 375 Combat Flight Hours, 100 Night Vision Goggle Hours. He has been a CFI since 2019. Over 700 hours total time with about 300 hours of dual given. Proficient with G1000 Avionics, over 175 hours of Cirrus Aircraft Experience. His passions include mentoring veterans in their pursuit of an aviation career and transition out of the military.

Mahbub Khan

Flight Instructor

A software engineer by trade, Mahbub is a passionate aviator who loves sharing the joy of flying with others. Holds CFI, CFII, AGI, IGI. Over 900 total and about 200 dual given, he is proficient with G1000 and other avionics. Mahbub actively volunteers for Civil Air Patrol operation. He is also a FAA Safety Team representative for Minnesota. Outside flying, Mahbub enjoys skiing in the local resorts and the Rockies.

Scott Jestice

Flight Instructor

Scott retired from the Air Force flying T-37, T-38, and F15C aircraft.  Scott currently works for a Major airline flying the 757/767. He also flies for a government contracting agency for the Air Force flying the L-159 as an Aggressor Pilot. Scott has flown more than 20 different aircraft and over 9000 hours of flight time.  Scott has been an instructor for over 25 years. 

Allen Alwin

Flight Instructor

A lifetime passion for flying became a full-time endeavor when Al retired from industry as manufacturing engineer and corporate quality leader.  With over 3,400 hours, and 2,300 hrs. of dual given, Al is multi-engine rated, fluent in the G1000 avionics suite, and tailwheel qualified.   Al has also reached the coveted status of Gold Seal Flight Instructor.  In 2018 Al was awarded a Midwest Region Flight Instructor of Distinction by the AOPA.  As a Wright Brothers Master Pilot, Al is working on his second half-century of safe flying. 

Daisy Saenz

Flight Instructor

Daisy is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine Instructor and Single-Engine Sea Plane Instructor. As a member of Women in Aviation her passion includes advocating, mentoring, and empowering other women. She contributes by volunteering and introducing young women and girls with their first flight! Daisy specializes in Multi-Engine Accelerated Flight instruction.


Tel: 952-469-4414


Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm

Always available by appointment


Airlake Airport is a public use airport in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. Owned by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, it is 22 nautical miles south of the central business district of Minneapolis. The airport is located near the Twin Cities suburbs of Lakeville and Farmington.



- Flight Training

- Ground Instruction

- Flight Reviews

- Instrument Proficiency

- Aircraft Rental

- Fuel



22100 Hamburg Avenue 

Lakeville, MN 55044

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