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Instructors

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

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

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Ashley Paulus - Chief Instructor

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

Former Air Force primary pilot instructor; formation instructor.

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Paul O'Connor

Part 135 Experience - On-Demand Operations

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Jesse Osswald

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Tom Bell

 

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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Ed Pendleton

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

 

Former Director of Operations for a Part 135 operation

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Kevin Price

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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Steven Butler

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Eric Puschmann

Former Air Force Instructor Pilot

Built and Flies RV-7A airplane

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Charles (Chuck) Dahle

Former Air Force Instructor Pilot

Built and Flies RV-7A airplane

Meredith Randazzo

Former Marine Corps Pilot, Pipeline Survey Pilot

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Fred Eisert

Aerospace Engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory

U.S. Army (Retired)

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Chris Shearer

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

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Lanny Jines

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

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

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Bruce Snyder

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

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Don Lewber

Former Air Traffic Controller

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Jeff Stands

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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David Lindamood

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

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Rich Stepler

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

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Doug Magoffin

Former Air Force instructor pilot

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Adam Stull

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

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Mike Mckeever

Former USAF Instructor Pilot and American Airlines Pilot

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Dean Vorhees

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Helen Miller

Part 121 Experience - Commercial Airline Pilot

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