Our Certified Flight Instructors
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.
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
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 650 hours total time with about 250 hours of dual given. Proficient with G1000 Avionics and over 175 hours of Cirrus Aircraft Experience.
A software engineer by trade, Mahbub is a passionate aviator who loves sharing the joy of flying with others. Holds AGI, IGI, about 900 total and 200 dual given, he is proficient with G1000 and other advanced avionics. He volunteers for Civil Air Patrol with search and rescue, orientation and instruction flights. He is also a FAA Safety Team representative for Minnesota. Outside flying, Mahbub enjoys skiing in the local resorts and the Rockies.
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.