Tyler Sorensen

Tyler is a Bay Area native. He grew up in Fremont, California and graduated from CSU East Bay. After working in the tech industry for nearly a decade, Tyler made the decision to pursue a career in aviation full-time. He attained his private pilot certificate flying in...

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;...

Adrian Martinez

Born in Chicago, raised in Denver, Adrian’s goal in life was to travel the world. He wanted to become a truck driver until he moved from Chicago to Denver CO. He realized sleeping in a car and having limited food access wasn’t ideal for him. When his grandmother...

Jens Nerness

Jens grew up in Portland, OR and attended university in Walla Walla Washington where he began studying nursing. While in nursing school, he discovered his love of flying in an Intro to Aviation class he took as an elective. With excitement, he eagerly switched his...

Michael Feather

Michael’s interest in aviation started at young age from his grandpa. His whole life he always wanted to be a pilot. He started his training the summer after graduating high school in the mountains of Colorado in Salida. He started college at Metropolitan State...