Matt Shidler – Chief Flight Instructor, CFI, CFII, MEI, CSIP

Matt has been a flight instructor for the past 8 years and flying for over 12. In 2009 he graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aviation Flight Technology.

Matt has logged 5000 flight hours of which over 3500 are instruction given. Matt is a CSIP (Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot) and is qualified in both Perspective and Avidyne avionics. He also has experience as a corporate pilot flying throughout the United States and Canada in several different aircraft including the Pilatus PC-12, Cessna 441, and Piaggio P180 Avantii. Matt enjoys passing the knowledge and experience that he has gained on to his students and seeing them succeed.

Brian Browning – CFI, AGI

My passion for teaching and aviation was passed down from my parents. After a 30 year career in software sales, I figured it was time to go do what I love the most; flying and teaching. My passion is helping those who dream of becoming a pilot to attain the confidence and skills to realize their dream. A great day for me is watching a student have that epiphany where they realize that becoming a pilot is within their grasp. My other passions, that take a second seat to aviation of course, are soccer, guitar, and quotable B-movies.

Austin Thorne – CFI, CFII, TCI

Austin is a third generation flight instructor and aviation enthusiast from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s in central California. After 6 years as a Quality Inspection technician in the space and defense industry, Austin was encouraged by his wife to pursue his passion of aviation and eventually share his love for flying and lifetime of aviation experience with his students. When he is not flying, Austin enjoys camping, hiking, craft beer, and spending time with his wife and dogs. Austin’s aviation goals include one day building his own airplane, and racing gliders in different places around the world.

Hunter Mashburn – CFI, CFII, TCI

Ray Rodriguez – CFI, CFII, MEI

Tiffany Moniz – CFI, CFII, TCI

Christian Cutbirth – CFI

Wyatt DuCharme – CFI, CFII

Braeden Dang – CFI, CFII