Air Associates proudly boasts an experienced, educated professional staff of Flight Instructors. With a large number of instructors, finding one to fit both your learning style and schedule is easy.
Chief Flight Instructor
Scott was captivated by the magic of flight at an early age. He received his private pilot license on his 17th birthday and earned advanced certificates and ratings in the ensuing years. He started flight instructing in 1998 and now instructs sport, private, instrument, commercial and flight instructor candidates. As a long-time entrepreneur, Scott loves inspiring and empowering people through business outreach and through passionately sharing the transforming power of flight with aspiring aviators.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Patrick received his aviation training in St. Louis, MO beginning in 2007. He was introduced to aviation at the age of seven by his father, a commercial pilot and CFI. Prior to his flying career, Patrick earned a degree in Culinary Arts. He is a successful local entrepreneur. When he’s not flying, Patrick enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.
CFI, Stage Check Instructor
Taylor received his bachelor degree in Missionary Aviation Technology from Moody Aviation. Having grown up overseas in Brazil, he was able to see the great benefit that aviation can be to people living in remote locations. His desire is to one day return to Brazil as a bush pilot. His favorite free time activities include playing sports (especially soccer) and hanging out with friends.
CFI, CFII, MEI
A flight instructor for 24 years, Pat offers lessons to private, instrument, commercial and multi-engine students. He also works as a software engineering manager at the Boeing Company on the F/A-18 Super Hornet. During his time off, Pat enjoys biking and hiking with his two golden retrievers.