Instructors are carefully selected to ensure student compatibily, superior flight training, and customer service experience. Work one-on-one with your instructor to develop ground and flight training that fits your needs and abilities. Programs are carefully tuned to find the optimal amount of self study and instructor lead instruction to meet each individual’s needs – no one size fits all… training meets or exceeds FAA part 141 standards.

Paul A. Stagias, CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

  • President/Owner of TakeFlight Professional Flight Training, LLC
  • Chief Instructor/Pilot
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor: instrument, single and multi-engine land
  • Former president Gulfstream Training Academy (Continental Connection/Gulfstream International Airlines)
  • Graduate of Delta Connection Academy
  • Commercial and Corporate Pilot
  • Experienced Flight Instructor – over 2000 hours dual given (instruction provided to students )
  • Specializing in Multi-Engine and “glass” cockpit training, G100, G500, Avidyne
  • Experienced mountain pilot from the Pacific Northwest

Miguel Valencia, CFI, CFII, MEI

  • Over 900 hours flight time
  • More than 500 hours of instruction given to students