Our Instructors

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Cirrus Flight Instructors

Peyton Lindbloom

Certified Flight
CSIP Instructor

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Home Town: Grants Pass, OR

Ratings Held: 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

Matt Baum

Certified Flight
Instructor

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Hometown: Rochester, New York

Ratings Held: CFI, CFII, MEI, TCI

Aircraft Specialty: SR22T, SR22, SR20, PA-30, PA-28

Flight Experience/Training:
First Officer – Republic Airways
Over 2,000 hours total time
Transcontinental ferry experience
B.S. Criminal Justice – Gannon University

Teaching Experience
Two year CFI
Cirrus Training Course Instructor
1,500 hours dual given
Cirrus Standard Operating Procedures
Garmin Avionics Specialist

Favorite Quote:
”Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
– Marcus Aurelius

Kendall Morrison

Certified Flight
Instructor

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Hometown:
Golden, British Columbia, Canada

Ratings Held:
Commercial ASEL/AMEL (FAA and Transport Canada), Instrument, CFI, CFII, IGI

Aircraft Specialty:
Cirrus SR20/22/22TN/22T, Cessna 152/172/182/206/206T

Flight Experience/Training:
Over 4000 hours total time USA and Canada with trips to hundreds of airports across the Western States and Canada in 30-plus aircraft types

Experienced in teaching spin recovery and mountain flying courses

Former aircraft owner (Commander 114)

B.S. Professional Aeronautics – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Cirrus Training Center Instructor

What is Rewarding to You About Being a CFI?
It’s rewarding to guide people toward what for most is a major life achievement, becoming a pilot. Beyond this, specializing in the Cirrus means our clients generally have a mission in mind, planning to bring family along or loved ones counting on a safe return. I’m passionate about instilling a mindset of safety, respect for the system and the risks. I work with the goal that this resonates in keeping everyone safe beyond the checkride.

Favorite Quote:
”CAUTION… YOU are about to enter THE No Spin Zone. Keep your eye on your airspeed while in the traffic pattern or you might die today. And that’s a memo.”
– Richie Lengel, author of Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot

Robert Cawby

Certified Flight
Instructor

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Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Ratings Held: CFI

Aircraft Specialty: Cessna 172, Cessna 152, Piper PA-28

Flight Experience/Training:
Pavco Flight Center-Tacoma, WA
Rainier Flight Service-Renton, WA
Scottsdale Executive Flight Training-Scottsdale, AZ

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Helping spread aviation’s power to achieve a moment in a person’s life that they will be able to cherish and draw inspiration from, whether that be their first takeoff or shaking the rust off after a long break.

Favorite Quote:
“Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.”
– Neil Armstrong

Certified Flight Instructors

Taylor Bishop

Certified Flight
Instructor

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Home Town: Newport Beach, CA

Ratings Held: Commercial Single Engine, Instrument, CFI/CFII, MEI, TCI

Aircraft Specialty: Cessna Skyhawk, Piper Arrow, Piper Cherokee

Flight Experience/Training:
B.S. Biology – Northern Arizona University
ATP Flight School
Classic Air Aviation
Scottsdale Executive Flight Training

Teaching Experience:
CFI/CFII since 2018
Technologically Advanced Aircraft
Complex Aircraft
High Performance Aircraft

What is rewarding to you about being an instructor?
With every job I have had in the past, there has always been a teaching aspect. It was never planned that way, I was just drawn to those positions. I enjoy helping others find the information they are looking for and bettering themselves. Witnessing the look of accomplishment and satisfaction on their faces gives me a sense of pride. We all have different learning styles and I love the challenge of adjusting to help others comprehend all aspects of the aviation world. There are so many options and possibilities out there with aviation and I look forward what it brings for not only me but for my students as well.

Favorite Quote:
“My scars tell a story… They are reminders of when life tried to break me, but failed.”
– Steve Maraboli

Julieta Villalva-Williams

Certified Flight
Instructor

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Hometown: El Paso, TX

Ratings Held: Commercial Single & Multi Engine, Instrument, CFI

Aircraft Specialty: Cessna 172, Piper Arrow, Piper Seminole, Pilatus PC-12, Citation II, Citation Bravo, CJ1

Flight Experience/Training:

B.S. Aviation and Transportation…Georgia State University
M.A.S Aeronautical Science….Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Teaching Experience:

2 Year Certified Flight Instructor
Over 1000 hours dual given

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
The most rewarding thing about being a CFI is seeing the confidence in a student once they are able to learn something they have struggled with. I want them to be successful and confident in their pilot abilities. I like seeing all my students progress and accomplish their goals while having fun.

Favorite Quote:
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so they can be great in whatever they do.”
– Kobe Bryant

Jarren Nesbitt

Certified Flight
Instructor

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Hometown: San Clemente, CA

Ratings Held: Commercial Single & Multi Engine, Instrument, CFI

Flight Training:
Airline Transport Professionals – Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Executive Flight Training

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
The best part is facilitating the adventure of flight for your students. Watching students become enthralled by the excitement that comes when they leave the ground. There’s immense satisfaction found in accomplishing challenging tasks. While becoming a pilot may be a challenge, it’s one well worth pursuing. There’s simply nothing like it. I’m honored to be a part of each student’s journey, and grateful to work with other people passionate about aviation.

Favorite Quote:
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
– John Wayne

Gabriel Boysen

Certified Flight
Instructor

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Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Ratings Held: Instrument, Commercial ASEL/AMEL, CFI, CFII

Aircraft Specialty: Cessna Skyhawk, Piper Arrow, Piper Cherokee

Flight Experience/Training:
Averett University B.S. Flight Operations, Scottsdale Executive Flight Training

Teaching Experience:
Certified Flight Instructor

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?
Working with students to achieve their goals, and persevere through their struggles and setbacks. Being a CFI lets me do what I love every day and making my students smile.

Favorite Quote:
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

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