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Hours: 8am - 6pm
Michael Smith | Flight Instructor
Certificates & Ratings Held: CFI, CFII
Growing up in Pittsburgh, I had the ability to start my aviation dream early with my Dad. He had his private pilot’s license and would take us flying when the weather was nice. Aviation has been in my blood since a very early age.
My focus turned to the Air Force after September 11th when I joined as an Enlisted Aviator and Loadmaster on the C-5 and the C-17. I spent the next 20 years flying all around the world. The peak of my time in the military was as an Advanced Instructor at the C-17 Advanced Instructor Course teaching both Enlisted Aircrew and Pilots advanced tactics and combat scenarios during large scale in-flight exercises. It was during that time that I decided to move from the back of the plane to the front and started working on my own pilot’s license.
After 2 years of civilian aviation training and recently retiring from the military, I am ready to help you realize your dream to fly as well. There is no better time than now to start. Whenever you’re ready, it would be my honor to help you live that dream!