With over 38,000 hours of combined instruction, MacAir has some of the most experienced and seasoned flight instructors in the area. The key qualification in selecting these instructors is their number of hours in light aircraft, temperament, instruction experience and techniques, and safety. Our instructors will enable you to succeed.

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David Gracia-Rodriguez - Manager

Certificates:    

  • Airline Transport Pilot — Airplane Multiengine Land

  • Commercial Pilot — Single Engine Land

  • Gold Seal Flight Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

  • Ground Instructor — Advanced

 

 

Former pilot for an on-demand Part 135 operation and a commercial airline

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Ashley Paulus - Chief Instructor

Certificates:

-Commercial pilot: Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land, Instrument

-Instructor: Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

-Ground Instructor: Advanced

 

 

Former Senior Flight Instructor, The Ohio State University

Ass't Program Manager and Supervisor of Flying for MacAir Aviation Aeromedical Aviation Laboratory Program and Residency in Aerospace Medicine Program

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Mike Nowak - Asst. Chief Instructor

Certificates:    

  • Commercial — Airplane Single Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

 

 

Former Air Force primary pilot instructor; formation instructor.

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Paul O'Connor

Certificates:

     Commercial Pilot - SEL

      Instructor - SEL, Instrument

Part 135 Experience - On-Demand Operations

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Jesse Osswald

Certificates:

-Commercial pilot: Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land, Instrument

-Instructor: Airplane Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument

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Tom Bell

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land, Instrument

  • Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot

 

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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Ed Pendleton

Certificates:

Commercial Pilot - Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

Instructor - Single Engine Land

 

Former Aerospace Engineer in the Aeroelasticity Group of the Air Force Research Laboratory; worked on experimental aircraft programs such as the X-30, X-45, X-51, X-56 and Phantom Express

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Nick Burch

Certificates:    

  • Airline Transport Pilot — Multiengine Land

  • Commercial Pilot — Single Engine Land

  • Gold Seal Instructor — Airplane Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument

 

 

Former Director of Operations for a Part 135 operation

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Kevin Price

Certificates:

Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane Multiengine Land

Commercial Pilot - Airplane Single Engine Land, Glider

Instructor - Single Engine Land, Instrument Airplane

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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Steven Butler

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

 

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Eric Puschmann

Certificates:

- Airline Transport Pilot:  Multi-Engine Land

- Commercial pilot: Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

- Instructor: Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

 

 

Former Air Force Instructor Pilot

Built and Flies RV-7A airplane

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Charles (Chuck) Dahle

Certificates: 

  • Commercial — Airplane Single and Multiengine Land

  • Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine, Instrument

 

 

Former Air Force instructor for cargo loadmaster

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Meredith Randazzo

Certificates:

-Commercial pilot: Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land, Helicopter, Instrument

-Instructor: Airplane Single Engine Land

-Ground Instructor: Advanced

 

 

Former Marine Corps Pilot, Pipeline Survey Pilot

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Fred Eisert

Certificates:    

  • Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane Multi-engine Land

  • Commercial — Airplane Single-engine Land and Sea

  • Instructor — Airplane Single and Mult-engine, Instrument

  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Inspection Authorization

 

 

Aerospace Engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory

U.S. Army (Retired)

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Chris Shearer

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land

  • Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

  • Tailwheel instructor -- Approximately 800 hours dual given

  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Inspection Authorization

 

Aerospace Engineer, USAF Test Pilot School Graduate, Antique aircraft owner and restorer

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Lanny Jines

Certificates:  

  • Airline Transport Pilot — Airplane Multi-engine Land

  • Commercial — Airplane Single Engine Land and Sea

  • Instructor — Airplane Single and Multi-engine, Instrument

  • Ground Instructor —  Instrument

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Aerospace Engineer (Retired) U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

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Bruce Snyder

Certificates:    

  • Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane Multi-engine Land

  • Commercial — Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land; Glider

  • Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single-Engine and Multi-Engine

 

A former Air Force Flight Test Engineer (1,100 hours flight time)

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Don Lewber

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

  • Ground Instructor — Advanced

 

 

Former Air Traffic Controller

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Jeff Stands

Certificates:

  • Commercial Pilot:  Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land

  • Instructor:  Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land; Instrument

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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David Lindamood

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

 

 

M.Ed Wright State University; Chemistry/Physics Teacher at Fairmont H.S.

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Rich Stepler

Certificates:

  • Airline Transport Pilot:  Airplane Multi-engine Land

  • Commercial Pilot:  Airplane Single Engine Land

  • Instructor:  Gold Seal Airplane SEL and MEL; Instrument; Instrument GI

  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

 

Chief Pilot, Wright B Flyer, airshow pilot, formation pilot
 

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Doug Magoffin

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument

  • Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot

 

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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Adam Stull

Certificates:

  • Commercial Pilot:  Airplane Single-engine; Instrument-Airplane

  • Instructor:  Airplane Single-Engine Land

 

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Mike McKeever

ATP: Airplane Multi Engine Land

Type: B737, B767, F100

Commercial Pilot: Single Engine Land, Rotorcraft helicopter

Instructor: SE and ME Land, Rotorcraft Helicopter, Instrument

Former USAF Instructor Pilot and American Airlines Pilot

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Dean Vorhees

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Single and Multiengine Land

  • Instrument Instructor — Single Engine Land and Instrument

 

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Helen Miller

Certificates:

      Airline Transport Pilot - MEL

      Commercial Pilot - SEL

      Instructor - Airplane Single Engine, Instrument

Part 121 Experience - Commercial Airline Pilot

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Scott Williams

Certificates:

  • Airline Transport Pilot:  Airplane Multi-engine Land

  • Commercial Pilot:  Airplane Single Engine Land

  • Gold Seal Flight Instructor:  Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land; Instrument

  • Ground Instructor - Advanced and Instrument

 

Falcon 2000 Chief Pilot for local Dayton business. Former airline pilot (PSA).

Type rated in DA-2000, CL-65, and BE-400.

Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport (I19)
140 N Valley Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385

 

937-581-8056

Dgraciarod@macair.us

 

Monday to Sunday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (winter) 
Monday to Sunday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (summer) (Now in Effect)