Instructors

We have the most experienced and customer oriented Flight Instructors around, and we've built our entire reputation on it.

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Flight Instruction Rates

Premium Retail

$ 100 /hr.

  • Personalized 1 on 1 Lessons
  • Non Club Members
  • Aircraft Owners
  • No Commitment

Half Day Rate

$ 400 /1/2 Day.

  • Personalized 1 on 1 Lessons
  • 4 Hours of Instruction
  • Ferry Pilot Services
  • Intensive Training

Full Day Rate

$ 600 /Day.

  • Personalized 1 on 1 Lessons
  • 8 Hours of Instruction
  • Ferry Pilot Services
  • Intensive Training

Meet Your Professional Flight Instructor

Trever – Owner

CFI/CFII/MEI/AGI/IGI/CSIP

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Trever is a commercial pilot with over 1,700 hours of flight time.

He is the visionary behind what makes Inflight such a great place to fly. His flying experience started all over the country. 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 2 years he earned his FAA Gold Seal designation. He became a flight school owner at 23 years old and loves spreading his passion for aviation with others. He has a 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.

Benjamin – Chief Pilot

CFI/CFII/MEI/CSIP/A&P/AGI

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As Chief Pilot and NAFI Master Instructor, Benjamin oversees the daily operations

at Inflight Pilot Training. He works hard to ensure a safe, professional, and competent staff are working hard 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. Benjamin has instructed in Texas and Minnesota for years across a range of 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 who enjoys working on the aircraft as well as flight instructing.

Dan – Check Airman

MASTER PILOT/ATP/ASMEL/CFI/CFII/AGI/IGI/TCI

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Dan has been a leader and integral part of Inflight. He brings a long career in aviation 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 8,500 hours of flight time Dan and over 50 years 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 life long flight instructor.

Jeremy – Assistant Chief Pilot

CFI/CFII/MEI/TCI

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As an Aviation enthusiast Jeremy started flying at a young age on cross country trips with his father.

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.

John – Instructor

CFI/CFII

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John has a passion for flying that was ignited after he took a job as a mechanical technician

at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport when he was 19 years old. Every night he would watch airplanes come and go but never thought a career doing something like that was attainable to him until he came to Inflight Pilot Training for his first discovery flight in 2016. Since then, John has worked through all his flight ratings and earned his CFI certification in 2018. John has 6 years of military service in the Army National Guard and is a Public Relations major at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul. His warm personality, passion for teaching and friendly disposition make him adaptable to various individual learning style

Ambyr – Instructor

CFI/CFII/TCI

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Ambyr started flying as a teenager and earned her private pilot certification at age 17.

The experience she gained helped point her towards a Mechanical Engineering degree. Regretfully, “adulting” ate too much time and her flying was put on hold.  Ambyr spent her pre-flight instruction career in automotive and aerospace, most recently working in quality, engineering and procurement for Gulfstream and Boeing aircraft. 

Upon taking that first step back into a seat of a Cessna 152 she knew she needed to make aviation her career.   She absolutely loves flight instructing and helping students reach their personal flying goals. 

In her spare time Ambyr volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, works on a 1915 Steam Engine and is a social coordinator of sorts for friends & family.

Tory – Instructor

CFI/CFII/MEI

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Ever since age 6, Tory knew he wanted to be a pilot. Growing up in Hastings, he loved the idea of being up in the clouds

This passion only grew and after high school he went on to study at the University of North Dakota. He then moved down to Phoenix, Arizona to continue his training and went on to pass his CFI, CFII, and MEI checkrides.  He worked as an instructor in the Phoenix for almost a year before moving back to Minnesota. With a thorough passion for teaching, not to mention camping, cars, food, Tory wants to enable others to achieve their goals in aviation so that they can share in the joy that is flying.

Travis – Instructor

CFI/CFII/MEI/TCI

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Travis is a CFI/CFII/MEI/ATP providing basic and advanced flight and ground instruction at Inflight.

Additionally, he is a Part 91/135 King Air Pilot employed by regional and national companies. He earned most of his pilot certificates and ratings through Inflight. Before starting flight training in 2009, Travis was a Firefighter/EMT with Federal and State Agencies in the western United States for over a decade. Travis has given over 2,000 hours of flight and ground instruction to students at Inflight.

Robert – Instructor

CFI/CFII/TCI/AGI/IGI

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Robert started flying because he wanted to fly his family

 

on short four day trips from Cedar Falls, Iowa to his parents’ home in Texas. A pilot friend took him on a night flight out of Waterloo airport in the early 90’s and shortly after he was hooked. He has had wonderful experiences flying his family to California, Massachusetts, Colorado, and to see family in Texas. 

After 9 years of flying his family around, he earned his CFII in the spring of 2001. He opened a flight school with a friend in Blair, Nebraska where he helped several students earn their Private and Instrument ratings over 3 years. The school was a secondary job alongside his work as a professor and leader/teacher in the church. He has a Masters Degree in Education and earned a Doctorate in Communication. 

Recently, he is semi-retired and has taken up an encore career to teach people how to fly. Robert has over 700 hours of total flight time, He enjoys the culture/leadership that Inflight has built and specifically is excited to be part of a knowledgable, thoughtful group of instructors. His passion is helping students transform complex ideas into memorable images and relatable concepts, as well as helping students identify and develop a conscientious thinking process toward flying. He is available to teach Private, Instrument, Commercial, as well as Flight Reviews and IPC’s. 

 

David – Instructor

CFI/CFII/AGI/IGI

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David has been passionate about aviation since childhood.

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. David has a laid back style but knows how to challenge people to meet their personal goals. He’s excited to share his passion of aviation with students to help them make their dreams a reality.

Colin – Instructor

CFI

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A second-generation aviator, Colin has been around aviation since birth.

Growing up flying with his grandfather in a 1947 Aeronca Chief taildragger, Colin has always had a passion for aviation.

After getting his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from St. Cloud State University, Colin pursued a professional career in sales and marketing. After a few years, he started to realize he was enjoying flying in airplanes more than staring at a computer screen. It was at this point he started to consider a career change. After obtaining his private pilot license from Inflight, he went on to train in the Cirrus SR20 before heading to Arizona for the winter to get his instrument and commercial ratings. Once finished, he decided to come back to instruct at Inflight, the place where it all started.

In addition to his instrument, commercial single- and multi-engine ratings, he also obtained his tailwheel endorsement in a Piper Super Cub. Colin looks forward to exposing more people to the joys and fun of general aviation at Inflight.

Ian – Instructor

CFI

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Ian has been passionate about flying for as long as he can remember.

He’s been a certificated pilot since 2013 and attended Montana State University for Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, he worked through his remaining ratings and became a flight instructor in 2019. He has extensive airport work experience from airline fueling, baggage handling, and overall line service at a variety of airports.

In his free time, Ian enjoys running, cross country skiing, and spending as much time outdoors as possible!

Matt – Instructor

CFI/CFII

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The third pilot in his family, Matt grew up seeing the opportunities aviation

has to offer through his father and brother. Once finished with high school, he decided that aviation was the career he would pursue. Matt achieved his Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, and CFII at the University of North Dakota. After graduation he decided to move back to his home city to be near friends and family while continuing to build towards his aspiration of someday becoming an airline pilot. In his free time he enjoys cooking, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family. Matt always looks forward to learning and teaching all things aviation, while continuing to grow in experience and pique others’ interests within the world of aviation.

TJ – Instructor

CFI/CFII/MEI

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After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Retail Merchandising

from the University of Minnesota, TJ continued his professional career working in the motorsport and automotive industry. After a few of 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 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 up his CFI, CFII, and MEI ratings. Upon completion of obtaining his Flight Instructor license, he returned back up to MN where he grew up with friends and family and joined the InFlight Team. TJ looks forward to continue developing his aviation experience while sharing his knowledge with those who enjoy the same interests within the aviation community.

Ayomide – Instructor

CFI

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Ayo was exposed to aviation at a young age by an uncle in the industry

Spending summers with his uncle and cousins, he got to experience first hand what life with airplanes looks like. Ayomide found awe and great fun in aviation, so when the opportunity arose to pursue a career in the field, he took the chance. Ayomide attended the University of Dubuque, a private 4 year college in Iowa with an aviation department. There, he pursued his dream of being a pilot getting his Private and Commercial certificate along with his Instrument, and Multi-Engine rating. After graduating from the University of Dubuque, he moved back to the Twin Cities where he acquired his CFI. After his CFI training, he spent six months playing football (soccer) in England and backpacking Europe for a month, before turning toward his flying career full-time.

Ben

CFI/CFII

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An engineer turned pilot,

Ben enjoys all aspects of flying, especially the technical.

Ben grew up reading tomes of aviation history, and as an avid LEGO builder he set out to become an Aerospace Engineer. Technology interests in high school and college caused him to take a detour from aviation. Receiving his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Ben went to work for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab for three years. Looking for a change in lifestyle, he thought “whatever happened to aviation?” Moving from MD to MN, Ben conducted all of his training in-house at Inflight Pilot Training and hasn’t looked back. As a CFI, Ben is affable and draws on his college experiences as a Resident Assistant to provide individual instruction and advice. Plus, the engineer in him loves answering students’ technical questions.