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

David Chambless

Cirrus Program Manager
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. “

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

Kyle Sauvageau

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Ratings:
Commercial Multi/Single, CFI, Advanced Ground Instructor, Instrument

Aircraft Specialty:
Cirrus TAA aircraft and applying the training and operating philosophies of Cirrus into learning, understanding, and operating the aircraft efficiently and confidently.
Beech Bonanza, Diamond DA42, and Cessna 172

Flight Experience 10 years of total flying experience with 9 years in the Cirrus
Scottsdale Executive Flight Training, Scottsdale, AZ (Primary and CFI)
Blue Line Aviation, Smithfield, NC (Commercial)

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Being able to give back to aviation, building confidence in my students, and helping them advance to new levels- altogether, I love making aviation more fun and safe at the same time for everyone.

Favorite Quote:
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Luke Grossman

Cirrus Instructor
CFI, CFII, MEI

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Hometown: Memphis, TN

Ratings:
CFI, CFII, MEI

Flight Experience
Air Venture – KOLV Olive Branch, MS
ATP Flight School – KIWA Mesa, AZ

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
I love the fact that I get to experience the joy and eagerness that these new pilots feel. It’s crazy to watch them grow and learn from myself and their peers. Reminds me everyday why I joined aviation in the first place.

Favorite Quote:
“Work for that feeling that you have accomplished something… Don’t waste your time on this earth without making a mark.” – Joe Rogan

Certified Flight Instructors

Alex Jonson

Cessna Program Manager
CFI

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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

Collin Walker

Certified Flight Instructor
CFI, CFII

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Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

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

Flight Experience/Training:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott Aeronautical Science Fixed-wing pathway

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
The most rewarding aspect of being a CFI is seeing the hard work and goals I put into flying transferred into clients, allowing them to achieve their dreams much like I did.

Favorite Quote:
“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” – Roy T. Bennett

Amelia Gill

Certified Flight Instructor
CFI, CFII, MEI

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Hometown: Elgin, IL

Ratings:
CFI, CFII, MEI

Flight Experience/Training:
Above All Aviation – KSBA Santa Barbara, CA, ATP Flight School – KIWA Mesa, AZ

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
I love helping others work toward their goals, build confidence in skills, and witness their growth. It’s so rewarding to share the experience of flight with eager learners and be part of their progress.

Favorite Quote:
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Connor Mull

Certified Flight Instructor
CFI

Tyler Young

Cessna Instructor