Arizona’s Longest Standing Cirrus Aircraft Training Program

Cirrus Flight Instruction

Meet our professional team of Certified Flight Instructors with single-engine aircraft available now

Cirrus Flight Instructors

Peyton Lindbloom

Senior Cirrus Instructor
CSIP, ATP, CFI, CFII

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Home Town: Grants Pass, OR

Ratings: ATP, CFI, CFII, High Performance, Complex, High Altitude Endorsement, LR JET PIC Type Rating

Aircraft Specialty: Cessna, Piper (Single and Multi), Cirrus, Beech 1900, Learjet 35/55, Aviat Husky, Small Turboprops, Piper Malibu

Flight Experience/Training:
Over 2800 hours total time
Airline Transport Pilot
Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot
Part 135 Charter Pilot
Air Ambulance Operations
Flight Safety International Initial and Recurrent Training
International Operations and Procedures
Metropolitan State University of Denver
B.S. Aeronautical Technology (Professional Flight)

Teaching Experience:
Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot
Cirrus Standard Operating Procedures
Over 2000 hours of dual given in all types.
Over 1400 hours of dual given in Cirrus Aircraft (Generation 1 thru 6)
Garmin Avionics Specialist
Mountain Flying Courses
Destination Cirrus Instruction and Courses
Human Factors and Hazardous Attitudes Courses
Cirrus Embark Training

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Seeing a student solo an airplane for the first time or pass a check-ride is the most rewarding thing for me. Being able to see a student succeed as a result of your work is extremely humbling. Like all my coworkers, we all have a passion for flying. I love sharing my passion for flying and nothing is better than seeing it come out in my students as well. Everyone has a story with how they got to where they are in their flying career and no story is the same. It’s an honor to be able to hear all the stories and help a student achieve their goals in the aviation industry.

Favorite Quote:
“You are about to embark upon the great crusade. The eyes of the world are upon you.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

David Chambless

Senior Cirrus Instructor
CFI, CFII

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Hometown: Amarillo, TX

Ratings:Air Transport Pilot (ATP), CFII MEI, Advanced Ground Instructor Instrument, Type ratings in B737, A320, BE1900, BE300

Aircraft Specialty:
Cirrus TAA aircraft and applying the training and operating philosophies of Cirrus into learning, understanding, and operating the aircraft efficiently and confidently.

Flight Experience 48 years of flying, 33 years in the airline industry, retired American Airlines captain.

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
After a career of professional flying I enjoy working with people on the basics of flying and building a foundation of experience and confidence in their aviation endeavors.

Favorite Quote:
“A good pilot is always learning. “

Greg Doerr

Senior Cirrus Instructor
CFI, CFII

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Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Ratings: Commercial Multi/Single, CFI, CFII

Flight Experience/Training:
Cardinal Wings Aviation- Louisville,
Kentucky ATP/ASU flight school Mesa, AZ
Luke Weathers Flight Academy Memphis, Tennessee

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
I love flying and to be able to share my passion with others through instructing is a huge reward for me. Seeing my students succeed and improve their skills is what it’s all about.

Certified Flight Instructors

Stephanie Miller

Cessna Program Manager
CFI, CFII

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Hometown: Elgin, IL

Ratings: Commercial Multi, CFI, CFII

Flight Experience/Training:
Southwest Flight Center – Scottsdale, AZ
The Flying School – Loveland, CO

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
I love the opportunity for both student and instructor to grow and learn together. Being able to see the improvement in their skills, the excitement in their eyes, after all their hard work, knowing you played a small part in their success is the most rewarding part.

Favorite Quote:
“The most rewarding things you do in life are the ones that look like they cannot be done.”
– Arnold Palmer

Ryan Gieseking

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Ratings: CFI SEL, Commercial SEL with instrument, Remote pilot, First class medical

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Seeing a student go from 0 time to getting their license and looking back at the progress they have made is the most rewarding thing to me. The accumulation of all the ground knowledge and flying skills coming together to make a safe pilot is pretty awesome to watch and be a part of.

Favorite Quote:
“Favorite quote: In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Nick Fournier

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Hometown: Naperville, IL

Ratings: CFI, CFII, CPL SEL/MEL, Instrument Airplane, Complex, High performance

Flight Experience/Training:
B.S. Aeronautical Science Fixed-Wing
Minor in Applied Meteorology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle’s Flight Honors Achievement Award Recipient

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
I enjoy being a servant leader in the aviation community. To be able to watch my student smile behind the controls makes me remember my time as a student when I first started this journey. I enjoy teaching my students how to be effective leaders in and out of the cockpit in hopes that they will one day share my teachings to other students.

Favorite Quote:
“Stay the Course”
– Pepere

Alex Jonson

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Hometown: Issaquah, WA

Ratings: CMEL, CSEL, IR, CFI

Flight Experience/Training:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
Aeronautical Science, Fixed
5 Years Flying Experience

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
I love being able to share my love of aviation with like-minded students. Seeing a student begin to understand and enjoy what its like to be a pilot is truly rewarding.

Favorite Quote:
“Do…or do not. There is not try”
– Yoda

Cooper Canton

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Hometown: Port Orchard, WA

Ratings: CFI, CPL: ASEL, AMEL, IR, Complex

Flight Experience/Training:
Central Washington University
B.S. Professional Flight

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Seeing a student’s passion for flying grow as they gain confidence in themselves. Flying is something not a lot of people can say they do and I really enjoy sharing that experience with others, along with helping them reach higher potential that they thought was possible. They sky is the limit (literally)! Finally, being able to share knowledge and information that I acquired from my instructors years ago makes me feel proud that I am able to help out someone else in the pilot community.

Favorite Quote:
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
– Wayne Gretzky
– Michael Scott

Matthew Martinez

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona

Ratings: CFI, Commercial Multi/Single, Instrument, Complex/High Performance Endorsement

Flight Experience/Training:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott 21′
B.S. Aeronautical Science Fixed-Wing
Minor: Air Traffic Control
Graduated with Flight Honors, and Cum Laude

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Being able to teach the next generation of pilots is something that is incredibly rewarding to me. I enjoy watching my students learn and comprehend the skills I teach them in order to become a safe, well-trained pilot. One of the most memorable experiences as a pilot is when I took the controls by myself on my first solo flight. My goal is to make this one of the top memories in all my students flight careers.

Favorite Quote:
“Aviation is the proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible”
– Eddie Rickenbacker