We have the most experienced and customer-oriented flight instructors in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we’ve built our entire reputation on it.
We utilize a proprietary Inflight Matching Method™ to ensure that you match with the best possible instructor for your specific learning style and personality. We are the pioneers of this powerful tool and it helps our student success rate tremendously. Inflight has a 94% success
first-time checkride pass rate and this is one of the many reasons why. We care about your investment and we show it with our customer focused flight instructor group in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Born and raised in Dallas/Fort Worth, Alexandra grew up watching planes fly into Texas’ busiest airport and dreamt of flight herself. Before embarking on her journey to the aviation industry, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of North Texas. She had always loved the idea of flight but never thought it possible for her, until she joined American Airlines as a Flight Attendant. There, a pilot spoke to her about the value of a piloting career at Chicago O’ Hare before a flight. It was from that moment on that she strove to make her dream of piloting a reality. She applied for and got accepted into the American Airlines Cadet Academy program, earning all her certificates and ratings through their program, learning a lot, and making memories along the way.
Alexandra brings the excellence of the airlines to her instruction at Inflight, working on building the confidence of her students, and striving to help her students experience the same freedom and fun that flying has shown her.
Fascinated by all types of vehicles while growing up, airplanes and helicopters were always undoubtedly the coolest. Cameron earned his wings in the Northland, and after working for a few months as an instructor in Duluth, he decided it was time to move back home to the Twin Cities. He is thrilled to be joining a new family of flyers here at Inflight and looks forward to working with an exciting and diverse group of pilots and learners. When he’s not flying, Cameron can be found cycling on roads, dirt, and snow around the metro, playing music and spending time with friends and family.
Growing up I was fortunate to travel quite a bit and got to experience the passenger side of aviation. My uncle was a pilot for US Airways when I was little and I was always curious about his job because I thought it was so cool. When I was little I got the chance to sit in the cockpit of an A320 and loved getting to see the “behind the scenes” of the airport. I didn’t pay much attention to aviation aside from vacations until a few years ago. I got the chance to take a Discovery flight and was hooked from that moment on. I worked in the live production industry for many years before that and decided to change careers after my Discovery flight. I was able to take some time away from work to focus on my pilot training and have never looked back. The next 2 years seemed to fly by as I passed rating after rating and dug more into learning more than I expected to learn. I got to meet some great friends along the way and hope to meet more people. I have this newfound passion I had no idea about until I started and I hope to bring people along so they can also discover what they are capable of!
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 5 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.
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?
One of my grandparents served for the U.S. Army Air Forces, the other for the Soviet Air Forces, and my Uncle was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He did everything from airline work to helicopter tours after the war. My first distinct memory was visiting a 747 flight deck when I first moved to the U.S. I grew up in the Twin Cities close to Flying Cloud Airport, always hearing either general aviation planes at FCM or airliners inbound to MSP. As a kid, I loved making model airplanes and messing around with flight simulators, but I chose a different path when I went to college. I initially attended Wichita State for aerospace engineering, then transferred to MSU – Mankato to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management. I tried flight lessons during my Junior year at MSU and instantly knew I couldn’t do a job that was only on the ground. After college, I finished my flight training with ATP in Jacksonville, FL, and immediately returned to Minnesota. I’ve been a competitive swimmer for most of my life, but I have recently taken up golf — my only regret is I didn’t try it sooner. I can’t play football, but I sure can watch it. SKOL
As an Army Veteran and retired police officer, I guess I was looking for a new adventure once I hit 40. When I was a kid I knew I wanted to be a cop or a pilot – now I get to be both! One discovery flight is all it took, after that I was hooked. One year later and I had completed my Private Pilot’s License, Instrument Rating, both my Single and Multi-engine Commercial Pilot’s licenses, CFI, CFII, and MEI! Now I’m fortunate enough to share that newfound love and respect for flying with my students. When I’m not in the air, I can usually be found at home with my wife Talia, son Maverick (a “subtle” nod to my future career, I suppose), and dog Prince. We love to travel so I’m excited to pilot future family adventures around the world. I still play hockey, go to concerts, and watch as much sports as I can in the little free time I have left. A busy life is a full life, and I consider myself lucky. I look forward to what the future holds, but I know as long as it’s with my family and/or in an airplane, all will be alright!
Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Matt’s fondness for aviation was fostered at a young age due to regular family trips to the Duluth Airshow, where he enjoyed seeing old warbirds take to the skies. Seeking to make the airways safer, he graduated from Iowa State University and began his tenure at Collins Aerospace, where he developed and tested aircraft sensors using state-of-the-art transonic and icing wind tunnels.
Looking to put theory into practice and take to the skies like the warbirds that marked his childhood, Matt scheduled a discovery flight with Inflight and immediately fell in love with the aspect of being directly behind the controls. While his office views have since changed, his original mission hasn’t and he’s excited to help others fulfill their personal aviation goals.
Outside of aviation, Matt enjoys spending time up at his cabin, reading, and honing his creative writing skills.
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.
Paul’s passion for flying continued to grow during his previous career that involved a tremendous amount of international travel. His passion could no longer be ignored and resulted in career shift dedicated exclusively to the world of aviation.
Whether it’s pursuing flying as a career or a hobby, being a flight instructor allows Paul to be alongside a student for their most exciting experiences as a pilot.
Paul acquired his private, instrument, commercial, CFI and CFII ratings/licenses exclusively through Inflight, and also holds a multi-engine rating. As a flight instructor, Paul’s most rewarding experience is being able to witness his students transform into confident pilots who love flying just as much as he does.
Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and five kids — yes, five! — as well as traveling, sports, and music – feel free to ask him about his days performing and recording as a drummer.
After finishing my degree at the University of Oregon, I moved to Minnesota and have spent the last 11 years working in healthcare. During the early portion of 2020, when my international travel plans came to a halt, I found a new way to fill my spare time — I transitioned from a traveling passenger to the pilot at command, exploring the midwest. I completed all my ratings, from Private Pilot to Certified Flight Instructor, with Inflight. Outside work, I enjoy cycling, camping, or looking at a map for my next adventure. I love talking about traveling or food and look forward to flying with you!
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.