Mike began his flight career over forty years ago at RIVAIR and Ross Aviation. His area of specialization is the Cirrus line of aircraft, and the Garmin Perspective / G-1000 system. He is also a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol, and the former Exec VP of Alpha Aviation, a Missionary Pilot and Mechanic training organization. His love of airplanes and travel has taken him to over 80 states and countries. Mike was awarded the “CSIP of the Year” by Cirrus Aircraft in 2017! Mike was also named the 2018 FAA Flight Instructor of the Year – OK District. He also serves as the Chief Pilot and Dean of the College of Practical Flight for COPA’s CPPP (Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association – Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program) Mike@DestinationsEFC.com
David has been a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) for more than 20 years. He is a Multi-engine Instructor (MEI), Instrument Instructor (CFII), Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI), and a Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (Platinum CSIP). He was awarded the Gold Seal by the FAA in 2002 and the Master CFI by the National Association of Flight Instructors in 2003 (NAFI). David is one of only seven Master CFI’s in Oklahoma. He is the former president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Chapter 10 in Tulsa. He was recently named CFI of the Year for the state of Oklahoma by the FAA! David is a former Designated Pilot Examiner for the FAA Will Rogers District. David@DestinationsEFC.com
Zac was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has been flying out of Riverside airport for 20 years. He passed the airport every day on his way to Jenks High School in the late 90’s, which constantly reminded him of his passion for aviation. He has ASEL/AMEL instrument commercial certificates in addition to the CFI/CFII certificate/rating and has been a CFI for 7 years. Prior to his employment with Destinations, he was a free-lance instructor and instructor at Spartan College. He loves the adventure aviation provides, and the focus and skill it demands. When not at the airport he enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter Adeline.