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;...

Todd Gamber

Todd has a full-time job in technology but flies on nights and weekends. He has been a pilot for over two decades, a decade of which was in Civil Air Patrol. He knows the importance of professionalism, safety, and precision in flight training. He also has a good...

Annaka Widjanarko

Annaka discovered the fascinating world of aviation on a whim, she completed her private license at Bay Area Flying Club then finished the rest of her training at ATP in Carlsbad, San Diego. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, attended California High School, and...

Cassidy Pregil

Born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Cassidy was always fascinated by the planes that left the island to fly all over the world. She attended college in D.C. with plans to be a lawyer but soon found it wasn’t her passion. Her father, a retired fire captain turned...

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...