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.

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

 

Total Time: 7,000 hours

Instruction Time: 2,700 hours

 

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

Mike Nowak - Asst. Chief Instructor

Certificates:    

  • Commercial — Airplane Single Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

 

Total Time: 3,700 hours

Instruction Time: 1,830 hours

 

Former Air Force primary pilot instructor; formation instructor.

Diwanshu Bathla

Certificates:    

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

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

  • Ground Instructor - Advanced

 

Total Time: 717 hours

Instructor Time: 285

Tom Bell

Certificates:    

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

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

  • Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot

 

Total Time: 6,500 hours

Instructor Time: 3,900 hours

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

Nick Burch

Certificates:    

  • Airline Transport Pilot — Multiengine Land

  • Commercial Pilot — Single Engine Land

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

 

Total Time: 6,200 hours

Instructor Time: 2,600 hours

 

Former Director of Operations for a Part 135 operation

Steven Butler

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

 

Total Time: 285 hours

Instructor Time: Newly Minted

Charles (Chuck) Dahle

Certificates: 

  • Commercial — Airplane Single and Multiengine Land

  • Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine, Instrument

 

Total Time: 9,600 hours

Instructor Time: 8,500 hours

 

Former Air Force instructor for cargo loadmasters

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

 

Total Time: 3800 hours

Instructor Time: 1400 hours

 

Aerospace Engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory

U.S. Army (Retired)

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

 

Total Time: 3,197

Instruction Time: 2,286 hours

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

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

Don Lewber

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

  • Ground Instructor — Advanced

 

Total Time: 1,036 hours

Instructor Time: 626

 

Former Air Traffic Controller

David Lindamood

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single Engine Land

 

Total Time: 350 hours

Instructor Time: Newly Minted

 

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

Doug Magoffin

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Airplane Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument

  • Instructor — Airplane Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument

  • Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot

 

Total Time: 3,900 hours

Instructor Time: 2,000 hours

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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

Total Time: 18,650 hours

Instructor: 763  hours

Former USAF Instructor Pilot and American Airlines Pilot

Helen Miller

Certificates:

      Airline Transport Pilot - MEL

      Commercial Pilot - SEL

      Instructor - Airplane Single Engine, Instrument

Total Time:

       Total Time:  1,200 Hours

        Instructor Time:  400 Hours

Part 121 Experience - Commercial Airline Pilot

        

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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

 

Total Time:  2,166 hours

Instructor time: 1025

 

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

Paul O'Connor

Certificates:

     Commercial Pilot - SEL

      Instructor - SEL, Instrument

Total Time: 2,200 Hours

Instructor Time: 1,200

Part 135 Experience - On-Demand Operations

Jesse Osswald

Certificates:

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

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

Total Time:  260 hours

Instructor time: Newly Minted

Ed Pendleton

Certificates:

Commercial Pilot - Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

Instructor - Single Engine Land

 

Total Time:  1510 hours

Instructor Time:  785 hours

 

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

Kevin Price

Certificates:

Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane Multiengine Land

Commercial Pilot - Airplane Single Engine Land, Glider

Instructor - Single Engine Land, Instrument Airplane

 

Total Time:  2200 hours

Instructor Time:  315 hours

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

Eric Puschmann

Certificates:

- Airline Transport Pilot:  Multi-Engine Land

- Commercial pilot: Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

- Instructor: Airplane Single Engine Land, Instrument

 

Total Time:  4,700 hours

Instructor time: 1,700

 

Former Air Force Instructor Pilot

Built and Flies RV-7A airplane

Meredith Randazzo

Certificates:

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

-Instructor: Airplane Single Engine Land

-Ground Instructor: Advanced

 

Total Time:  2,634 hours

Instructor time: 572

 

Former Marine Corps Pilot, Pipeline Survey Pilot

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

 

Total Time: 1,950 hours

Instruction Time: 1,020 hours

Tailwheel Time:  1,170

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

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

 

Total Time: 1,530 hours

Instruction Time: 560 hours

 

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

Jeff Stands

Certificates:

  • Commercial Pilot:  Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land

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

 

Total Time:  2,300 hours

Instruction Time:  760 hours

Former Air Force instructor pilot
 

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

 

Total Time:  3,910 hours

Instruction Time:  1,875 hours

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

Adam Stull

Certificates:

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

  • Instructor:  Airplane Single-Engine Land

 

Total Time:  650 hours

Instruction Time:  250


 

Dean Vorhees

Certificates:    

  • Commercial Pilot — Single and Multiengine Land

  • Instrument Instructor — Single Engine Land and Instrument

 

Total Time: 2,500 hours

Instruction Time: 1,500 hours

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

 

Total Time:  6,000 hours

Instruction Time:  400 hours

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

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

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

 

937-581-8056

macair@macair.us

 

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