Flight Instructors

Mike Venturino  Certifications / type ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Airplane Multiengine Land, Commercial Privileges, Single Engine Land, Types: B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, DC-3, L-300 (Civilian designation for Lockheed C-141) Flight Instructor: Airplane, Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument Airplane; Turbojet Flight Engineer  Years flying: 54  Total Flight hours: 17,000  Dual instruction hours: Part 121: 1000; Part 91: 750  Checkride success rate: At FBA: 100%  Why do you like to teach and instruct? Give something back from the experience that I was fortunate to have in the aviation business and to meet interesting people and see them develop the skills to enjoy & perform the craft that I love.

Mike Venturino

Certifications / type ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Airplane Multiengine Land, Commercial Privileges, Single Engine Land, Types: B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, DC-3, L-300 (Civilian designation for Lockheed C-141) Flight Instructor: Airplane, Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument Airplane; Turbojet Flight Engineer

Years flying: 54

Total Flight hours: 17,000

Dual instruction hours: Part 121: 1000; Part 91: 750

Checkride success rate: At FBA: 100%

Why do you like to teach and instruct? Give something back from the experience that I was fortunate to have in the aviation business and to meet interesting people and see them develop the skills to enjoy & perform the craft that I love.

Gabe Somma  Certifications / type ratings: ATP, Multiengine, Instrument, Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI. DH4 Type Rating, CRJ 200/700/900 SIC Type rating  Years flying: 16  Total Flight hours: ~7000  Dual instruction hours: ~6000  Checkride success rate: 95%  Why do you like to teach and instruct? I enjoy the process of helping someone achieve their goal to become a safe and proficient pilot.

Gabe Somma

Certifications / type ratings: ATP, Multiengine, Instrument, Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI. DH4 Type Rating, CRJ 200/700/900 SIC Type rating

Years flying: 16

Total Flight hours: ~7000

Dual instruction hours: ~6000

Checkride success rate: 95%

Why do you like to teach and instruct? I enjoy the process of helping someone achieve their goal to become a safe and proficient pilot.

Victor Garrido  Certifications / type ratings: Commercial Pilot - IFR / MEL - CFI/CFII/MEI  Years flying: 2.5  Total Flight hours: 1050  Dual instruction hours: Around 750 Dual Given  Checkride success rate: 10 passed the first attempt out of 12 total. 10/12. The other 2 passed at the second attempt.  Why do you like to teach and instruct?I like to give the knowledge that I have acquired during the past 2.5 years as a way to give back to the aviation industry and community. Since I got my Private Pilot certificate I knew that I was going to teach one day.

Victor Garrido

Certifications / type ratings: Commercial Pilot - IFR / MEL - CFI/CFII/MEI

Years flying: 2.5

Total Flight hours: 1050

Dual instruction hours: Around 750 Dual Given

Checkride success rate: 10 passed the first attempt out of 12 total. 10/12. The other 2 passed at the second attempt.

Why do you like to teach and instruct?I like to give the knowledge that I have acquired during the past 2.5 years as a way to give back to the aviation industry and community. Since I got my Private Pilot certificate I knew that I was going to teach one day.

Nacho Soto  Certifications / type ratings: Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land, and Multiengine Land, CFI Single Engine Land  Years flying: 3  Total Flight hours: 790  Dual instruction hours: 270  Checkride success rate: 100% (1/1)  Why do you like to teach and instruct? I enjoy teaching students with no flying experience, helping them become safe and proficient pilots.

Nacho Soto

Certifications / type ratings: Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land, and Multiengine Land, CFI Single Engine Land

Years flying: 3

Total Flight hours: 790

Dual instruction hours: 270

Checkride success rate: 100% (1/1)

Why do you like to teach and instruct? I enjoy teaching students with no flying experience, helping them become safe and proficient pilots.