ATP, Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI Platinum Cirrus Standard Instructor (CSIP) Tail Wheel and Aerobatics Instructor
Tom has a BS in Aeronautics from St Louis University and has been instructing pilots in the Washington area for over 35 years.Tom holds ATP and CFI-Inst/Multi ratings as well as Intl Aerobatic Club Regional Judge qualification and Washington Air Route Traffic Control experience. Please feel free to ask him about his vintage motoring and Aussie Rules football interests!
After taking his first flight lesson, Justin knew instantly he would become a professional pilot. At the age of 17 he achieved his Private Pilot’s Certificate, and currently holds a Commercial, Instrument Pilot Certificate, a Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Remote Pilot Certificate.
Justin gets great excitement when he is able to help students achieve their goal of flight training, and he sees the excitement they have for aviation.
Jason is a business professional who has developed an avid love for flying since he got his Private Pilot’s Certificate. Since then he has achieved his Commercial, CFI, CFII and MEI Instructor certificates. Jason enjoys providing a professional flight training experience for novice and experienced pilots alike.
Immediately following his private pilot check ride, Adam took his first aerobatic flight lesson with Bob Garity. “It had been a goal of mine since before I can remember.” After countless hours of practice, Adam is now an active aerobatic competitor and a budding airshow pilot. He is always excited to share his love of aviation with his students. Whether its upside down or right side up, Adam is a dedicated instructor who wants to see you succeed.
Jeff grew up around aviation and began flying at the age of 16. He has worked in the Air Charter & Jet Card field for the last 14 years, with a year break to fly for a natural gas pipeline inspection operation. He enjoys teaching & sharing aviation with anyone who has an interest, and even with some who don’t, and is continually learning (like all good pilots and instructors).
Mike has been a licensed pilot for over 25 years, including 15 years as a flight instructor. He has been nationally recognized for his contributions to the flight training industry. He’s afactory training to teach in both Cessna and Diamond Technically advanced Aircraft. Mike also owns a Cirrus based at Leesburg. His ratings include Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, and ATP. Mike also holds an SIC rating in the Cessna Citation Jet model.
Mike is retired from the US Army and lives in Purcellville.
Paolo has been a pilot since graduating from college, and holds an ATP rating as well as instrument and multi engine instructor rating. In the past he has worked as an engineer for an aircraft engine manufacturer, and as a pilot for a regional airline.
Paolo enjoys instructing in both technology-packed aircraft such as the Cirrus, and in stick and rudder ones such as the Super Decathlon. In his free time you can find him skiing, biking or on a motorcycle, depending on the season.
If you ask him, Tom will tell you he has loved airplanes for as long as he can remember. Tom was hooked from the moment he went on an introductory flight at Bay Bridge Airport seven years ago. Most of Tom’s flying has been in Cirrus aircraft as he is also a Cirrus owner. Prior to becoming a flight instructor Tom worked in financial services and founded a nonprofit that supports aviation education and outreach to women and minorities.
Vern flies for the view, so the low , slow and great visibility of a Sport Plane caught his attention. After retiring from Air Traffic Control Vern obtained his Sport CFI rating and went all in by purchasing a new Cessna Skycatcher. For Vern, there is no substitute for the look on a student’s face when they first solo in his Skycatcher.
Patrick caught the general aviation bug at a young age on a flight over Northern Virginia in a Cherokee 140. Today, he’s a CFI, CFII, MEI-rated flight instructor with experience in Cessna and Cirrus aircraft. After flying for an airline, Patrick returned to flight instructing where he enjoys introducing aspiring pilots to the joys of general aviation and working with current pilots to achieve new goals. Patrick lives in Leesburg with his wife, Laura, and two children, Amelia and Charles.