Featured Alumni: Kayla

Plane Will I Fly On A Discovery Flight

I’m Kayla – and you may recognize me as one of your Pilot Advisors at Inflight! I grew up in Eden Prairie – I played soccer at Flying Cloud, I learned how to drive a car at the Grace Church parking lot – the one right off of Runway 10L. My father-in-law lives right on […]

Featured Alumni: Jason

Private Pilot License

For as long as myself Jason can remember, I’ve always wished to fly.  It had been a dream of my childhood and I looked up to my uncle, at the time a 757 Captain for Northwest Airlines.  In High School, I knew I would find a way into becoming an aviator and I investigated several […]

Featured Alumni: Peter Santovi

Featured Alumni: Peter Santovi

Peter Santovi , a husband and a father of three kids. My wife and I have been married for 14 years and enjoy the outdoors and attending loud concerts. Our three kids are 13, 12, and 10 years old and they love adventure. As a family, we enjoy road trips the most. Previously, my only […]

Featured Alumni – Nick

Featured Alumni Nick

Who are you? My name is Nick, and I live with my wife and our dog and cat in Eden Prairie about a mile east of Flying Cloud.  I’m a pharmacist by training and currently work for United Healtcare in Minnetonka.  My wife and I both love the outdoors and you can find us hitting […]

Featured Alumni – Luke


Who are you? My name is Luke, and I have been interested in aviation since late middle school. But I never jumped on it until I graduated college with a bachelor’s in computer science. I was just starting my master’s program in electrical engineering when I realized that the lifestyle choice of sitting behind a […]

Featured Alumni – Aaron

Featured Alumni - Aaron

Introduction Hi, I’m Aaron. I’m an avid traveler, an unashamed nerd, a (very poor) ukuleleist, an even worse karaoke singer, and a private pilot. I completed my private pilot training through Inflight in late 2019 and early 2020. When I am not burning 100-LL fuel at 8 gallons an hour, I’m advising executives on various […]

Featured Alumni Friday – FedEx 757 Brian

FedEx 757 Brian

Who are you? My name is Brian S. and I worked as a CFI/CFI-I for Inflight from April 2013 to May 2014. In 2007, I graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance. After graduation, I moved back to MSP to start a job with Caterpillar. I began taking flight lessons […]

Featured Alumni Friday – Airline Pilot Alec

Sun Country Airlines

Who are you and how did you get into Aviation? My name is Alec Purcell. I am 26 years old and I was a student and an instructor at Inflight Pilot Training for a total of 7 years. My passion for aviation was sparked when I took a class in high school regarding the basics […]

Featured Alumni Friday – Gulfstream Charter Brian

Gulfstream Charter Brian

Who are you and how did you get into Aviation? Hi, my name is Brian Town, and I’m a former flight instructor at Inflight Pilot Training. When I’m not busy parenting my 3 year old twins or playing video games on my computer, you can usually find me serving as a First Officer at Global […]

Featured Alumni Friday – School Teacher Cory


Who are you? My name is Cory Knudtson, and I have always been curious about planes, flying, and aviation in general since a young age.  For reasons that are unimportant, though, I never really pursued my curiosity for aviation much as a young adult.  Instead, I became a public school teacher and then graduated from […]