OUR FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

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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.

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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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Xavier Cobb

CFI

Experience: Raised in Louisiana, but has lived in California since 2018. Xavier received his instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate, and flight instructor certificate from Pacific Air. He enjoys seeing the growth that students undergo while flight training and is excited to see their progress.

Hobbies: Exercising, motorcycles and cars, at-home flight simulator.

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Reinald Magno

Commercial SEL and MEL, CFI, CFII

Experience: Reinald is an Orange County native and grew up his whole life in the area. After college at CSUF he found an opportunity in 2013 to enter the aviation industry as a flight attendant. From there his long lost passion for aviation sparked back up and he took the plunge at Pacific Air to pursue his pilot career. Coming back full circle he is now an instructor for Pacific Air.

Hobbies: Taking his car to the race track, golf, surfing, and keeping up with his musical abilities.

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Mitchell Armstrong

CFI, CFII, MEI

Experience: Mitchell was born and raised in Long Beach. He attended school in Long Beach as well. His father was a pilot, which attributed to his interest in becoming one himself. He started flying in 2018 and has been hooked ever since. Mitchell is passionate about flying and thrilled to share the experience with his students.

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, fishing, cars, boating, water sports.

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Taha Yazdandoust

CFI

Experience: As a career instructor, Taha is experienced in training pilots and musicians. He began flying in 2009 while studying toward his bachelor's degree in music and working as a guitar instructor. Taha made flight instructing the focus of his career in 2019 and has been training pilots ever since. Currently, he is working on acquiring additional aviation certificates and ratings as part of his continuing education.

Hobbies: Riding motorcycles, aerobatic flying, salsa dancing, bartending, reading, tactical shooting, hiking, camping, and fishing.

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William Chang

CFI

Experience: William has been flying since 2013. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. At ERAU, William completed his flight training and graduated with a Bachelor in Aeronautical Science and minor in Airline Professional Flight. William has been instructing since 2020 and has part 141 and 61 instructor experience.

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, swimming, biking, and playing tennis.

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Sam Williams

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Chris Despars

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Kevin Pryor

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Richard Nakatami

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