Jeffrey Dean

Jeff’s passion for aviation was sparked at an early age, like most people, through the movie Top Gun. His military experience in the Army furthered that passion. After leaving the service, Jeff started to obtain his Pilot Ratings while working as a paramedic and...

Sean Weller

Sean grew up under the flight path of the approach end of 28R at San Fransisco Airport.   Maybe it was the jet exhaust, but aviation became an addiction.  He would make flying one of those planes, his life goal.  Sean’s mother is a teacher and his all time...

Heidi Nam

Heidi started flying in August of 2019. She’s had a passion for aviation ever since she was in 8th grade. On her first trip in a Boeing 777, Heidi knew she wanted to be a pilot. Heidi love inspiring new pilots and takes pride in guiding them to their...

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;...