Our Certified Flight Instructors

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Dave Ingalls

Chief Flight Instructor

 Dave has been a Corporate Pilot for 4 years, Holds a type rating in a CE-650, CE-550, 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 450 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.


Patrick Zenk

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Patrick retired from the Army in 2021 after 28-years of active service with the goal of sharing his passion for flight. As a former Army Ranger and UH-60 MEDEVAC helicopter pilot with more than 1750 hours, including over 600 hours flying in combat, Patrick brings with him a wealth of experience flying throughout the world in a variety of terrain and harsh environments. He is proficient in G1000 avionics, and actively volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol. Outside of flying, he enjoys volleyball, hunting, fishing, skiing, primitive camping and bushcraft.


Ella de Beer


Ella graduated high school in 2019, she earned an academic scholarship to ASU where she went on to study biological sciences on the pre-med path. There she discovered her passion for flying. Ella began flight training in February of 2020 as a fast track student. She went from student pilot to flight instructor in 12 months, earning her CFI and CFII in February of 2021. She is now a full time flight instructor specializing in fast track flight training. 

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Scott Jestice


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. 

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Allen Alwin


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. 


Mahbub Khan


A software engineer by trade, Mahbub is a passionate aviator. He loves sharing the joy of flying with others. He is proficient with different aircrafts, avionics including the G1000 avionics suite. Mahbub actively volunteers for Civil Air Patrol operations. He is also a FAA Safety Team representative for Minneapolis FSDO. Mahbub enjoys traveling, skiing and honing his newly acquired skills in ukulele.


Ryan Wolf


In 2020, Ryan decided to make a complete career change. He enrolled at ATP and finished the program in just under a year; leaving with his CFI, CFII, and MEI. He joined the Aloft family in October of 2021. Ryan enjoys hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.