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Instructors
  • Ryan Campbell, Gold Seal CFIIMEIIGI ATP: 515-480-4394
  • 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
  • Stuart Rauh, CFI: 515-344-3339
  • Mitchel Sellers, CFI: 515-707-3629
  • Aaron Siegfried, CFIIMEIIGI ATP: 515-371-0092

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
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.
Nathan Early
Nate Early

515-822-0100
Nate has been around aviation his entire life. Between his grandfather, his father, and himself, there is over 100 years of aviation experience. He has spent his three years of training out in his home state of Colorado. He is happy to be living in Iowa again with his family and he eager to share is passion with you. He is qualified to help with Private and Commercial Certificates. Nate is a full time instructor and available 24/7. He can be reached at 515-822-0100 or at nathan.r.early@gmail.com.
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.
Stuart Rauh
Stuart Rauh

515-344-3339
Stuart's dream as a boy was to become a pilot. He'd play in the yard re-enacting Sky King episodes! In the spring of 2009, he began training with Tom Merfeld in the Des Moines Flying Club's Cherokee 140, N38190. He passed the private pilot checkride on the Friday after Thanksgiving while everyone else was out black Friday shopping! Next came an instrument rating, this time with Rick Gleason in N3574K. Today, Stuart has his commercial rating and is a CFI. He offers instruction under his new company, Flight Horizons, LLC! Stuart can instruct for private and commercial certificates as well as flight reviews, high performance and complex endorsements. He can be reached 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.
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