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Instructors
  • Ryan Campbell, Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI ATP: 515-480-4394
  • Joel Crawford, CFII: 515-745-1543
  • Sean Davis, Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI ATP: 515-554-5277
  • Steve Davis, Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI: 515-865-2790
  • Frank DeLouis, CFIIGI: 515-979-1913
  • Nate Early, CFI: 515-822-0100
  • Rick Gleason, CFI, CFII, MEI: 515-210-7903
  • Ajdin Hedzic, CFI: 515-419-2800
  • Tom Merfeld, CFI: 515-205-6851
  • Derek Meyer, CFII: 515-240-1077
  • Stuart Rauh, CFIIAGI: 515-344-3339
  • Mitchel Sellers, CFII: 515-707-3629
  • Aaron Siegfried, CFIIMEIIGI ATP: 515-371-0092
  • Karl Wacker, CFI: 641-750-3109

Instructor Profiles
Ryan Campbell
Ryan Campbell

515-480-4394
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
Joel Crawford
Joel Crawford

515-745-1543
Joel is CFII (Certified Flight Instructor Instrument) qualified to provide primary flight instruction towards your Private or Commercial certificate and club check-outs or flight reviews. Joel began flying in 1996 in Peoria, IL and received his private in Nashville, TN in 1997. Joel is a member of AOPA and S.A.F.E. (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators). When not flying, Joel manages his time between a family of 6 and his work at Kum & Go L.C. where he heads up the Fuels Supply and Trading program. Joel can be reached at 515-745-1543 or jcbete@msn.com, and is available upon a mutually agreeable schedule.
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.
Derek Meyer
Derek Meyer

515-240-1077
Derek is a CFI / CFII qualified to provide instruction for Private, Instrument & Commercial pilot certificates in single-engine airplanes. He is able to provide flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks, aircraft checkouts, high-performance and complex endorsements. He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). Derek is available during the week and weekends. You can contact him by email, meyer.derek3@gmail.com or call 515-240-1077.
Stuart Rauh
Stuart Rauh

515-344-3339
Stuart's dream as a boy was to become a pilot. Today, Stuart has his commercial and instrument ratings, is a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Instructor (CFII) and Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI). Stuart can instruct for private and commercial certificates as well as instrument ratings, flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks, high performance and complex endorsements. He's a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), EAA National and EAA Chapter 135 (based in Ankeny), N.A.F.I. (National Association of Flight Instructors) and S.A.F.E. (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators). He offers instruction under his company, Flight Horizons, LLC! You can reach Stuart at Stuart@Rauhnet.com or at 515-344-3339.
Mitchel Sellers
Mitchel Sellers

515-707-3629
Mitchel Sellers is a CFI/CFII. Mitchel started flying in 2014 and currently owns/flys a Cirrus SR22. Mitchel enjoys sharing the joys of flight with others. He is available for Private, Instrument, and commercial certificates. Mitchel is also available for Instrument Proficiency Checks, Flight Reviews, High Performance, and complex checkouts. Mitchel is available 24/7 and can be reached at msellers@iowacomputergurus.com or 515-707-3629.
Aaron Siegfried
Aaron Siegfried

515-371-0092
Aaron has been a flight instructor since 1999. He is a CFIIMEIIGI ATP with over 9000 hours of flight time and is qualified to provide instruction for Recreational, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Instructor, and ATP certificates in single engine, multi-engine, and tailwheel aircraft. He is type rated in the King Air 350 and Citation Excel. Aaron is available on evenings and weekends and some days during the week. You can contact Aaron via email aaronsiegfried96@gmail.com or call 515-371-0092.
Karl Wacker
Karl Wacker

641-750-3109
Karl is a flight instructor qualified to help students towards their Private and Commercial pilot certificates, along with providing biannual flight reviews and other aircraft checkouts. He began flying in 2006 and got his private pilots license in 2008 at the University of North Dakota. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation with a B.S in Aviation Technical Operations. Karl is a full time flight instructor and available seven days a week. You can reach him at karl.j.wacker@gmail.com or you can call/text his cell 641-750-3109.
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