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Who We Are

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Jason M. Jeffery - Owner

Airline Transport Pilot, CFI CFII MEI

Experience: Jason has been flying since 2008 and instructing since 2012. He's earned his Gold Seal on his flight instructor certificate for his high first-time pass rate for all his students. 


Hobbies: Playing guitar, snowboarding, fishing & hunting, outdoor sports, shooting, recreational flying, and cooking.

Michael Ha

Commercial Pilot (Land & Sea), CFI CFII

Experience: Michael has been flying since 2009. With extensive flight instructor experience under part 141 and 61, Michael specializes in international students and accelerated training courses.​


Hobbies: Outdoor activities, sound engineering, traveling, fantasy sports.

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Kevin Pryor


Experience: Native to the LA area, Kevin has been flying since 2016. He fell in love with flying after his intro flight which ignited his passion for aviation. As a flight instructor, he is looking forward to passing on his knowledge to his students.

Hobbies: Golfing, gaming, wake boarding, snow boarding, playing cards, being at the beach, and exercising.


Chris Despars


Experience: Chris has been flying in airplanes since 6 weeks old. Both parents worked for Delta. He finished his Bachelors degree at Arizona State University, then completed the 7 month to 0 hours to CFI multiengine program at ATP Flight School. He finished Private single, multi, instrument, commercial single and multi in 5 months. Three months after finishing commercial single engine, he finished his CFI3421191 check ride, then a week after that his CFII. He is working towards his 1500 hour minimum, then plans to go to regional airlines or private. 


Hobbies: Dirtbiking, snowboarding, eating out at restaurants.

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Eric Ramos Cervantes


Experience: Eric started flying in 2017 but his passion for flying came from a young age when his dad would take him to airshow's and watch planes take off at John Wayne. He takes pride in his students, teaching them all aspects of flying to make them safe responsible pilots. It's not about how many pilots, "The engine is the heart of the plane. But the pilot is the soul."


Hobbies: Loves paintball, video games, shooting, mountain biking, hiking, car cruises.


Brandon Centeno


Experience: Brandon has always considered LA his "home away from home." While serving four years in the US Air Force as a weather officer, he got his private pilot, instrument rating, commercial and CFI/CFII ratings. Brandon brings a diverse background of experience having trained in Kansas, Louisiana, and having a weather degree. 


Hobbies: Dancing, soccer, cooking, swimming, flight sim, walking along the beach.


Amanda Villapudua


Experience: Meet Amanda. Flight attendant turned pilot. Amanda began her training in 2020 and has completed her entire pilot training from Private to CFI at Pacific Air Flight School. Having flown for a major airline and accumulated a wealth of real-world aviation knowledge, Amanda hopes to share her expertise with aspiring aviators.

Hobbies: Dancing, reading, traveling.


Luke Lauriano


Experience: Luke was born and raised here in Long Beach California, and he has been flying since March of 2018. He has a bachelor’s in Business-Finance from Cal State University of Long Beach, but he decided to stray away from the field of finance and accounting to pursue a dream of becoming an airline pilot. As a flight instructor, he has a passion for teaching students how to become safe and competent pilots.


Hobbies: Golfing, basketball, surfing, snowboarding, video games, board games, exercising, traveling, reading, and writing.


Wendy Unland


Experience: Since she was 6 months old she has been traveling by plane all around and caught the bug. After finishing her bachelor's degree at Cal State Fullerton, she decided to enter into the aviation industry like her dad, who worked for McDonnell Douglas. She then completed her flight training and earned her Commercial Single, Commercial Multi, Instrument, CFI, CFII, and her MEI going 7 for 7 at ATP Flight School starting at zero time. She is now building her hours for the airlines by flying with friends and instructing!


Hobbies: Working out, spending time with friends, travelling, hanging out with her dog


Jackson Commins


Experience: Jackson has been flying since 2021 but has always had a passion for aviation. His uncle always told him stories about his time flying for the military and that inspired him to start flight training. 


Hobbies: Hiking, backpacking, flying, and motorcycle riding.

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Nick Sintora


Experience: Nick started flying in 2019. His interest in airplanes began when his mom would take him to watch planes take off at LAX! He has been working the ramp for several years now, and is excited to start teaching the next generation of pilots! 


Hobbies: Traveling, going to the movies, soccer, going to concerts, & watching shows at the theatre! 

Ingrid Mesquita


Experience: Ingrid's always been captivated by planes. Her first flight in a crop duster at 4 sparked her dream of becoming a pilot. After moving to the US in 2019 for a business degree, she finally took to the skies in 2021 with flight training at John Wayne Airport. Now, she's excited to share her passion for flying with others at our flight school.

Hobbies: Exercising, cooking, traveling

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