MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Clearwater Aviation has an experienced staff of instructors, all trained to the highest standards.
You can schedule a meeting with an instructor to get to know them and Clearwater Aviation.
CFI / CFI-I / MEI / ATP - Chief Flight Instructor
Paul began flying in his teens and received his initial advanced Flight Training in the Air Force. Over the years his jobs included charter, airlines and corporate. During that time, Paul stayed active as an instructor which has always been his favorite type of flying. Paul has been with us since we started this Flight Academy in 1998 and still actively instructs students daily.
CFI / CFI-I / MEI / AGI - Check Instructor
Earl Grew up in the North East (Philadelphia). He joined the Army in 1990, and served in airborne units his entire career. He retired from the Army in 2006 and wanted to see what landing in a plane was like after having experienced only takeoffs. He trained here at Clearwater Aviation and obtained all of his current ratings including , CFI, CFI-I, MEI & AGI.
CFI / CFI-I
Donald has returned to us from his short move to Kentucky. Don has been flying for many years, and truly loves watching people take to the sky's while showing a passion for aviation.
CFI / CFI-I
Christopher was born in Palm Harbor, FL. He is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. He began his flight training in 2013 at the St. Pete - Clearwater Airport, achieving his commercial airplane certificate. Christopher had remained in the area to continue his training in helicopters, eventually to become a certified instructor in both airplanes and helicopters.
Mitch was born in Orlando, FL and started flying in 2013 at National Aviation Academy located at KPIE. After obtaining his Private Pilot, he moved back to Orlando, FL to finish his training and became a CFI at Aerosim Flight Academy. He recently returned to Clearwater to teach and build his Flight Hours for a future to become an Airline Transport Pilot with the Airlines.
CFI / CFI-I
Jessica was born in Holiday, Florida and began her flight training in 2012 at Middle Georgia State University. After obtaining her flight certificates as well as bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Aviation Science and Management, she returned to the Clearwater area to become a flight instructor and build her flight hours in hopes of pursuing a career as a corporate pilot.
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