Cirrus Flight Instructors

Peyton Lindbloom

Chief Pilot and Program Director
Cirrus Flight Instruction, CSIP

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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 Flight Instructor
Cirrus Training – Instrument

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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. “

Rob Cranston

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Hometown: Reno, NV

Ratings: CFI, CFII, Commercial ASEL/AMEL

Aircraft Specialty: Cirrus SR20, 22T, Cessna 172

Flight Experience / Training:
B.S Aeronautical Management Technology (Professional Flight) from Arizona State University
ATP Flight School
Part 141 Graduate
Cirrus Training Center Instructor
Mountain Flying Training

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Everyone will have their one “thing” that they will struggle with during their training. And it may be different for everyone but it is beyond rewarding to see my students finally have that “awe hah” moment when everything comes together. There is no better feeling when they are finally ready for the skies!

Landon Parke

Cirrus Flight Instructor
Instrument

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Hometown: Sonora, California

Ratings: CFI, CFII, Multi-Engine Land

Aircraft Specialty: Cirrus SR20, 22 & 22T

Flight Experience / Training:
15 years of flight experience with 3 years of instructing

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
I enjoy watching my students progress and accomplish their goals

Favorite Quote:
“Always keep moving forward”

Certified Flight Instructors

Stephanie Miller

Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument

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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