WVFC Instructors

40+ flight instructors are authorized to instruct in WVFC aircraft.  They are independent contractors who offer a wide range of budgets, desired training levels, and ratings. If you are starting as a new student, who has never flown before, browse the list of instructors below and explore your options.  You pick the instructor and are free to change instructors at anytime you choose.  If you would like to learn to fly in a Tailwheel aircraft, then check that the instructor has a “Yes” in the Tailwheel column.

If you are already a private pilot and want earn an instrument rating, or check out in an advanced airplane, then check the columns labeled Instrument, Cirrus, Tailwheel, or Multi.

Please note, most instructors accept credit cards, cash or check. Payments are made directly to instructors as independent contractors and not West Valley Flying Club. 

Experience Key
  • 1-Gold: CFI with FAA Gold Seal endorsement. 2+ years and 1,000 hours teaching experience.
  • 2-Senior: 2+ years and 1,000 hours of teaching experience.
  • 3-Advanced: Over 400 hours of teaching experience.
  • 4-Instructor: Up to 400 hours of teaching experience.
Instructor Types
 
All instructors cover private certification, in addition some instructors also teach the following additional ratings:
 
  • Instrument: Teaches instrument rating
  • Cirrus: Teaches in Cirrus aircraft
  • Tailwheel: Teaches in tailwheel aircraft
  • Multi: Teaches in multi-engine aircraft
InstructorRateExperienceAccepts New StudentsAvailable DaysInstrumentCirrusTailwheelMultiBio Page
Ali, Rozh804-InstructorNo7 daysNoNoNoNoBio
Babcock, Drury 1202-SeniorYesMon-FriYesNoNoNoBio
Ballew, Sue 125 to 1351-GoldYesMon-FriYesNoNoYesBio
Baser, Orhan 1002-SeniorYes7 daysYesYesNoNoBio
Blonstein, Steve 1202-SeniorYesMon-FriYesYesNoNoBio
Dalvand, Mehdi 902-SeniorYes7 daysNoYesYesNoBio
Dietz, Lou 100 to 1202-SeniorYes7 daysYesYesYesNoBio
Druch, Ian 1002-SeniorYes7 daysNoNoNoNoBio
Enloe, David 1202-SeniorYes7 daysYesNoNoYesBio
Farsaie, Nariman 1002-SeniorYes7 daysNoNoNoNoBio
Floersch, Eliot 1201-GoldYes7 daysYesYesNoYes
Franz, Steffen 80 to 904-InstructorYes7 daysYesNoNoNoBio
Gaffney, Nathaniel 1013-AdvancedYes7 daysYesNoNoNoBio
Gauvin, Steve 1201-GoldYes7 daysYesNoNoYes
Higgins, Jim 1502-SeniorYes7 daysYesYesNoYes
Irish, Wes 1201-GoldNo7 daysYesYesNoNoBio
Kamel, Melek 902-SeniorYes7 daysYesNoNoNoBio
Kosovskiy, Dmitriy 80 to 853-AdvancedYes7 daysYesNoNoNoBio
Kumar, Gopal 90 to 1001-GoldYes7 daysYesYesNoYes
May, Michael 100 to 1252-SeniorYes7 daysYesYesYesYes
Michaud, Martin 95 to 1252-SeniorYes7 daysYesNoYesNo
Miller, Terry 1001-GoldYes7 daysYesNoYesYes
Neville, Sean 704-InstructorYes7 daysNoNoNoNoBio
O'Dea, Kelly 1251-GoldYes7 daysYesNoNoNoBio
Oz, Doron1003-AdvancedYes7 daysNoNoNoNo
Popovici, Radu 902-SeniorYes7 daysNoNoNoYes
Rick, Ramon Quote1-GoldNo7 daysYesYesNoYesBio
Ring, James 603-AdvancedYes7 daysYesNoNoYes
Savidge, Greg 1252-SeniorYes7 daysYesNoYesYesBio
Sloan, James 1003-AdvancedNoMon-FriYesNoNoNoBio
Speridakos, Kostas 1204-InstructorYes7 daysYesNoNoNoBio
Tilton, Ted 60 to 902-SeniorYes7 daysYesYesNoYes
Trescott, Max 1501-GoldYes7 daysYesYesNoYesBio
West, Greg 1002-SeniorYesMon-FriYesYesNoYesBio
Wilson, Lindell 1203-AdvancedYesMon-FriYesNoNoYesBio
Woo, Raymond 803-AdvancedYesSat-SunYesYesNoNoBio