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and investigator for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office. He first developed an interest in aviation through his grandfather, a WWII fighter pilot who flew missions over France and who took Drew on family flights in his private aircraft. Drew’s family has ties to Minnesota through their home on Lake Bemidji, and Drew attended Macalester College in St. Paul, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science. After graduating, he worked as a consultant at PriceWaterhouse Coopers; but his weekly travel for work had his mind wondering about a career in aviation. Drew began his training at Inflight in the Summer of 2019, and what started out as an exploratory attempt to see if aviation was right for him turned into a complete career change. He credits the great community at Inflight for helping him succeed along the way, and he looks forward to being part of that same group that helps other pilots grow in their aviation careers, whatever their goals may be.
and his mother, a flight attendant. After high school, he was eager to pave his path, so he decided to enlist in the Air Force specializing in air transportation logistics while finishing his Bachelor’s degree. After working in churches on the technical production team, he considered a career change into medicine to become a physician. Before making the complete leap, Taylor came to Inflight to get his private license to verify he was making the correct career choice, and after getting his hands on the yoke, the rest is history. He is excited to be on the Inflight team and share his passion for aviation with his students.
Dave grew up in North Dakota and moved to the Twin Cities when he was 23 making this area his home. Dave worked for years at a busy ambulance service in the Twin Cities. He found that work to be exciting and rewarding but felt that it was time for a career change in life. In his early 30’s, Dave was able to step back and evaluate “what do I really want to be doing in life?” He has found aviation to be interesting since he was young. Both of his grandfathers were in aviation, one as a GA pilot and the other an aviator in WWII. Dave always thought earning a pilot’s license would be fun and started evaluating if that could possibly be made into a career path. The first big step in this was reaching out to Inflight and scheduling a discovery flight. As soon as the plane lifted off the ground that day, he was hooked! He began his training at Inflight immediately, earning his certificates from Private Pilot to Commercial and CFI with more ratings on the horizon. He is most excited to share his passion and pass on his knowledge to future aviators. Outside of his aviation life Dave enjoys getting outside biking, running, camping, skiing and crossfit. He also has a 5 year old daughter that he loves spending time with. She even enjoys flying with her Dad, maybe we have a future pilot in the works?
While on a flight to Cozumel, Mexico, Oscar was invited to visit the cockpit of a Boeing 727 and ever since then, he knew he wanted to be a pilot. After receiving his Bachelors in Tourism and Economics, he moved to Cancun, Mexico where he worked in the hospitality industry. Even though he was successful in his career, Oscar always knew aviation was what he wanted to do. He would spend hours on his flight simulator and learning about aviation on his own. He started training with Inflight while still working full-time, being a husband, and father. He’s excited to be able to help others fulfill their dreams of learning how to fly, no matter where they are in life. Outside of work, he loves spending time with my family, fishing, skiing and flying remote-controlled airplanes & helicopters.
In fact, she jumped out and didn’t even experience the landing. It would be years later, when she found herself in the cockpit of a 737, working as a flight attendant and the pilots let her dial in an altitude change, that her attitude about aviation shifted. So she adjusted the course and got to work. She’d like everyone to know that it doesn’t matter when the passion hits. It is not too late and you are not too old! She’d like to get back up to the big leagues soon, this time with a flight deck door between her and the traveling public but she’s keeping the door open for an opportunity as it strikes, having learned that sometimes (most times) things go better than planned. Jennifer is also a glassblower, creating art from fire and a certified Oola coach, guiding clients to find life balance in this unbalanced world we live in.
whether it be playing flight sims or going to airplane museums. Despite his passion, growing up in Brooklyn kept him from getting into the field, and eventually, Jacob just assumed being a pilot wasn’t in the cards. Originally planning to go into medicine like his parents, he got his bachelor’s degree in Biology but opted out of medical school after realizing it wouldn’t bring him happiness. Jacob then moved to Minnesota with his wife, where he one day realized that becoming a pilot was just something he had to do, or else he couldn’t be at peace with himself. He got the ball rolling the very next day by signing up for a Discovery Flight at Inflight, where he stayed to do all his training from private pilot to CFI and CFI-I and now loves to share his passion with others. Someday, Jacob also dreams of getting into aerobatics and tearing up the sky in his own airplane.
Stephen grew up on the East Coast where he earned a B.A. from Providence College. After graduating, the Teach For America Corps brought him to Denver, Colorado, where he met his wife. A couple of kids later, the family decided to settle in the Twin Cities. Stephen dabbled in the tech startup world for a while, eventually developing a software product used by electric utilities nationwide. He subsequently enrolled at Inflight Pilot Training to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a professional aviator. Over the course of a year, Stephen completed all of his training, from discovery flight to CFI. As an instructor, he loves creating productive, challenging, and joyful lessons designed to help students learn and grow. Outside of Inflight, Stephen is a competitive mountain biker who enjoys traveling the country in search of new trails.
dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and the occasional ATV. After high school, he moved to Fargo North Dakota to work more closely with various racing teams and compete on the national Snocross tour. During that time, he attended college at NDSU and later Concordia. But after hanging up his race boots, Kyle moved to Minneapolis and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. After graduating, he went on to work as a creative writer at Martin Williams advertising, writing ads for print, web, radio, TV, out-of-home, and more. Then in 2018, Kyle started flying as a hobby here at Inflight. That hobby grew quickly and he decided to leave his agency job to double down on a career in aviation. Since then, Kyle has completed all of his training with us and his family now owns a Cirrus SR22 available for rent in our fleet. This experience has given Kyle great respect for the aviation community and the art of flight. He’s thrilled to start helping others earn their wings.
She enjoys working for the airlines and hopes to return someday as a pilot. She started her career as a pilot in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. Erin grew up in Southern California and moved to Minnesota for college, after college she started her career as a flight attendant. She met her husband Michael (also a pilot) while working at Compass Airlines. They enjoy flying together with their dog Beasley!
From the moment the plane left the ground on the discovery flight he was hooked on flying and hasn’t looked back. He is the first aviator in his family of healthcare professionals. Aaron has always had an interest in aviation and airplanes. Through his time learning from Inflight and spending time around general aviation, his desire to contribute to the safety and professionalism of the industry grew. He is excited to work with students to accomplish their personal aviation goals. Outside of aviation, Aaron enjoys cross country skiing and can often be found on trails around the west metro. He also has recently dabbled in mountain climbing. Summers since picking up flying he can be found at the airport occasionally heading out to the woods to enjoy being outside.
Mark has always had an interest in being a pilot since his father took him to air shows at a very young age. After high school, Mark took his aviation interest to another level by becoming a flight attendant. His desire began to grow when he had the opportunity to sit in the cockpit and watch the pilots take off and land in a Boeing 737. After spending 2 years at Sun Country Airlines as a flight attendant, Mark had gained great mentors amongst the pilot community – which lead him to pursue his ratings at Inflight. He completed everything in-house and went from zero time to CFII within 18 months. Mark is eager to share his aviation knowledge and exciting experience with the Inflight community.
His flying experience started all over the country at 19 years old. He has numerous hours of mountain flying experience and a serious passion for teaching. Trever earned his Flight Instructor ratings by age 20, and in just two years, he earned his FAA Gold Seal designation. He became a flight school owner at just 23 years old, making him one of the youngest flight school owners in the country. Trever loves spreading his passion for aviation with others and enjoys watching others live out their dreams. He has an Aviation Education background from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is always hungry for more knowledge in the Aviation world. In addition to his flight instructor certificates, he also holds Advanced Ground and Instrument Ground instructor certificates.
at Inflight Pilot Training. He works hard to ensure a safe, professional, and competent staff to give the best flight instruction in the Midwest. Benjamin has been fascinated by aviation and airplanes from a young age. Upon graduating high school, he attended LeTourneau University in Longview, TX, completing a degree in Aviation with a concentration in Mission Aviation. For years, Benjamin has instructed in Texas and Minnesota across various aircraft types, including Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, Tailwheel, High Performance, and Technically Advanced Aircraft. He is a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot, FAA Gold Seal Instructor, and currently has over 3,000 hours, with over 2,500 hours of flight instruction given. In addition to a relaxed and joyful approach to being a flight instructor, Benjamin is a certificated Airframe & Powerplant aircraft mechanic. He enjoys working on the aircraft as well as flight instructing.
that started back teaching Instrument students at IFT at the MSP INTL Airport. He also served as a factory demonstration pilot for Bellanca Aircraft for many years. With over 12,000 hours of flight time, Dan has more than 50 decades as an Aviator. He has a vast amount of knowledge to share! Dan is available part-time to do simulator work for IFR students, flight reviews, aircraft owner recurrent training, and technical ground lessons. He also holds the prestigious Master Pilot award from the FAA and is a lifelong flight instructor.
Jeremy combined his passion with the outdoors as an Eagle Scout and pursued work in the Natural Resources Aviation field, as well as taking business classes at the U of M Crookston. From Crookston, Jeremy moved to Mankato to earn his Commercial Multiengine and flight instructor ratings, and now has a B.S. in Profession Flight. He currently has over 2400 hours of flight time and has greatly enjoyed teaching for the past 3 years with all levels of pilots. Highlights of his aviation career include passing on his passion for piloting to his students, flying with friends and family, and a professional internship with Walmart’s Corporate Flight Department flying in Lear 45s.
He originally attended St. Cloud State for a B.S. in Aviation, but for various reasons pursued a B.S. in Environmental Science instead. After college, David worked for many years as an environmental chemist specializing in water quality. However, in May 2018, David decided to leave behind his 9-5 job and pursued his lifelong dream to fly full-time. In just 6 short months, David went from his First Solo to Flight Instructor all through Inflight. In just a few short years David earned his FAA Gold Seal which is reserved for instructors with high student pass rates. David has a laid-back style but knows how to challenge people to meet their personal goals. He’s excited to share his passion for aviation with students to help them make their dreams a reality.
from the University of Minnesota, TJ continued his professional career working in the motorsport and automotive industry. After a few years of working at a desk with a 9 to 5 schedule, he decided it was time for a change that was a bit more adventurous that still included the mechanical side from the automotive world he has always had a passion for. TJ decided it was time for a change of career paths and started looking more into the world of aviation and becoming a professional pilot. He decided to move to Chicago, where he received his Private, Instrument, and Commercial ratings, and then down south to Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV, to finish his CFI, CFII, and MEI ratings. Upon obtaining his Flight Instructor license, he returned to MN, where he grew up with friends and family and joined the InFlight Team. TJ looks forward to developing his aviation experience while sharing his knowledge with those who enjoy the same interests within the aviation community.
It wasn’t until she was eighteen she realized she wanted to be a pilot. Flying started out as a hobby for Sara, but after a few semesters of studying to be a Physical Therapist, the “hobby” turned into something much more. After getting her private pilot certificate at Inflight, she attended Liberty University to pursue degrees in Aeronautics: Global Studies and Unmanned Aerial Systems. While she was there she fell more in love with General Aviation and its community. When she is not flying, she is out on the lake with friends or reading up on the most recent aviation news.
Growing up he got exposed to flying from his father from all the air shows he took him to and getting the opportunity to fly with his uncle. Life took him in a different direction as he got older attending Central Michigan University and graduating with a degree in Broadcasting. He spent 9 years in radio as a DJ and eventually managing both a country and sports station in Flint, MI. While radio was fun life was calling him to something a little more adventurous. Tim resigned his position, moved to Chicago, and began his flight training where he earned his Private, Instrument, Commercial single-engine and multi-engine, CFI, and CFII. Upon completing his ratings his wife took a promotion that brought them to the Twin Cities. Tim looks forward to sharing his knowledge and love for aviation with the Inflight community.