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Instructors
  • Ryan Campbell, Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI ATP: 515-480-4394
  • Don David, CFIIMEI: 515-208-9268
  • Sean Davis, Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI ATP: 515-554-5277
  • Steve Davis, Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI: 515-865-2790
  • Frank DeLouis, CFIIGI: 515-979-1913
  • Rick Gleason, CFI, CFII, MEI: 515-210-7903
  • Ajdin Hedzic, CFI: 515-419-2800
  • Tom Merfeld, CFI: 515-205-6851
  • Ryan Roesger, CFI: 515-661-4135

Instructor Profiles
Ryan Campbell
Ryan Campbell

 
Ryan is a Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI ATP, with over 8,000 hours and is qualified to provide instruction for Recreational, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, and Air Transport Pilot Certificates - for both single and multi-engine airplanes. Ryan is also type rated in Learjet 60 and King Air 350, C525 series aircraft. Hours: Seven days per week 7 AM to 10 PM. You can email Ryan at flyryan78@yahoo.com
Don David
Don David

515-208-9268
Don is a CFI,CFII,MEI, ATP rated pilot with over 10,000 hours. He is currently a Captain on a Gulfstream 450, V, and 550 operating worldwide. He is typed in BE1900, CE500, CE750, DA 2000, GIV and GV series aircraft. He is a licensed aircraft mechanic. He has a B.S. degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle. He has been involved in training and checking new students operating tailwheel aircraft off of grass strips all the way through professional pilots for 25 years. Don's hours are flexible and is available every other week. donmdavid@gmail.com
Sean Davis
Sean Davis

515-554-5277
www.aero-america.com
Sean is a Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI ATP, with over 12,500 hours and is qualified to provide instruction for Recreational, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, and Air Transport Pilot Certificates - for both single and multi-engine airplanes. Sean has a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics along with a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is type rated in Learjet 60 and King Air 350 series aircraft. Hours: Seven days per week 7 AM to 10 PM. aeroamericatwo@hotmail.com
Steve Davis
Steve Davis

515-865-2790
www.aero-america.com
Steve is a Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI with over 15,000 hours, is qualified to provide instruction for Recreational, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, and Air Transport Pilot Certificates - for both single and multi-engine airplanes. Hours: Seven days per week. 7AM to 10PM on weekends; Evenings Mon-Fri.
Frank DeLouis
Frank DeLouis

515-979-1913
Frank started flying in 1972 and still loves it as strongly as the first day. He is a CFIIGI and also gives instruction in Tailwheel airplanes. He also instructs in Scuba Diving and enjoys teaching. Hours: Seven days per week. 7AM to 10PM on weekends; Evenings Mon-Fri.
Rick Gleason
Rick Gleason

515-210-7903
Rick Gleason is a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII and MEI) and an Air Traffic Controller. He took his first flying lesson in 1978 while still in high school and started at DSM Tower in 1982. Rick provides primary instruction for private, recreational and sport pilot ratings and advanced instruction for the instrument rating and commercial license. He is an avid tailwheel pilot and gives instruction in tailwheel airplanes. He is a member of Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). Rick provides personalized instruction tailored to your skills and experience and is available most evenings and weekends. For more information check out his web page at www.hawkeyeflyers.com
Ajdin Hedzic
Ajdin Hedzic

515-419-2800
Ajdin is a flight instructor qualified to help students with Private and Commercial pilot certificates as well as flight reviews and various checkouts. He earned his license with the Des Moines Flying Club in 2007 and went on to receive the rest of his ratings from St. Cloud State University; graduating with a B.S in Aviation. Ajdin balances his time between flight instructing and software development. Availability: Seven days a week. You can reach Ajdin at ajdinhedzic@icloud.com or 515-419-2800.
Tom Merfeld
Tom Merfeld

515-205-6851
Tom began flying in 1993 after years of "wishing" to be a pilot and watching others have all the fun at such venues as EAA Oshkosh and other airshows. He received his training thru the Des Moines Flying Club and wants to pass on his love of aviation to others. He is qualified to provide instruction for Recreational and Private Pilot certificates as well as that essential BFR. He is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. When not practicing Dentistry, he is available most evenings and Friday thru Sunday.
Eric Reese
Ryan Roesger

Ryan Roesger is a CFI/CFII. Ryan started flying while attending the University of Dubuque where he graduated with a B.S. in Aviation Management. Ryan is available to teach the Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Flight Instructor Certificates. Ryan is also available for Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, High Performance, Complex Checkouts and Discovery Flights. Ryan is Available Monday-Sunday. He can be reached at Ryan@AscensionFlightTraining.com.com or 515-231-8489.
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