David Plantier

David Plantier is the Chief Flight Instructor for Western Air Flight Academy.  When Dave was 13 years old, he wrote a list of all the things he wanted to do, and he has been nibbling away at that list for the better part of 50 years. There were 133 items on that list;...

Alden Faught

Alden’s passion for aviation began as a child watching military jet demo teams at airshows and the space program. The career survey he completed as a senior in high school suggested a career as an executive pilot, but life took him in a couple different...

Basil Sonin

While working as an Electrical Engineer for the government, Basil started flying airplanes around Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2014.  In 2019, he finished all of his rating through CFII in Colorado after taking a brief break from flying.   In his free time, Basil enjoys...

Randy Hedges

Inspired to fly by his Air Force uncle who flew an Ercoupe (Google it!!) based in southern New Mexico, Randy obtained his private pilot certificate in 1982 at Arapahoe County Airport. Randy has flown high performance and advanced aircraft throughout the United States....

Joshua Gregg

Joshua fell in love with aviation when he got a ride in a Bell 47 helicopter while on a family vacation in South Dakota. Joshua got his private pilot license when he was 18 and after that he continued to obtain his ratings, during which time he worked as a customer...