Marc Santacroce – Columbia, SC

I have 10 years of flight instructor experience. I recently moved from SF Bay Area to Columbia. Looking for a new aviation home. checked out at Winnsboro, (KFDW). specialize in Instrument and TAA-G-1000. Credentials:...
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Tommy Sikes – Florence

Phone: 843-992-0033 Email: TommySikes7@gmail.com Credentials: CFI, CFII Years as Flight Instructor: 1 Cities that you instruct in: KFLO   The Sikes name can be found in aviation history for three generations now. Because I come from a family of aviators, aviation and safety is something that I take seriously and hold close to my heart. My goal is to continue to grow and learn as a professional pilot, as well as help others to not only learn to fly, but to become competent pilots through education and...
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Tom Slavonik – Lancaster, Chester, & Rock Hill

Phone: (803)517-4700 Email: tslavonik@aol.com Credentials: CFI/CFII/MEI Years as a flight instructor: 5 Cities that you instruct in: Lancaster, Chester, Rock Hill Part Time by appointment only   Flight Instructor since 2009 and a licensed pilot since 1976. Currently I work on a Part Time basis for Fly Carolina in Rock Hill (KUZA). I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, providing them with the confidence that comes from a positive learning experience which ultimately translates into the achievement of an FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Once my students achieve their Pilot’s certificate I am also available for advanced instruction for an Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot’s License, Multi-Engine Rating and Certified Flight Instructor...
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Emerson Smith – Columbia/Hamilton Owens (CUB), Columbia Metro (CAE)

Emerson Smith Phone: (803)256-8694 Email: emsmith@metromark.net Years as a Flight Instructor: 20 Credentials: Commercial Pilot, FAA certificated flight instrutor, instrument (CFII) Cities/Airports where you offer instruction: Columbia/Hamilton Owens (CUB), Columbia Metro (CAE) Bio:  Aurel Emerson Smith, Jr., CFII is available for flight reviews, VFR refresher training, and instrument proficiency endorsements at SC airports. He began flying in 1985, with training at Owens Field for a private pilot’s license as well as a commercial pilot. He was trained as a flight instructor at American Flyers in Dallas, Texas. He joined the US Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and became a mission pilot, instructor and check pilot for Cessna 182 and 172 Garmin 1000 Nav III aircraft for the South Carolina Wing, of which he is a past Wing Commander. He is currently a CAP pilot and government affairs advisor. Emerson was born in Chicago, lived in Dallas and graduated with a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, a MA from Texas Christian University, and a PhD in sociology from Emory University. He is president of Metromark Market Research and a clinical research assistant professor of internal medicine at the School of Medicine, University of South Carolina. He was appointed an airport commissioner for Richland County’s Jim Hamilton-LB Owen Airport in 2016. Several times a year, he is a lecturer on aviation and maritime history on international passenger...
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Robert (Bob) Taylor- Sumter

I’ve been a Commercial Pilot almost 40 years. During my 25 years as a CFI I’ve never had a Student Pilot fail the Private Pilot Checkride. I do initial training, flight reviews and offer refresher training in a Cessna 172SP at Sumter Airport.  Feel free to ask about emergency training for your spouse, BFF and others that fly with you. My custom course covers emergency communication, and basic flight maneuvers to get both of you safely on the ground should you become incapacitated.I also offer a 20 hour, 2.5 day weekend Private Pilot Ground School several times each year at Sumter Airport. For information about the next class, please contact me at 803-316-9684 or email me...
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Dan Tindall

Email dan.tindall@sumteraviation.com Years as a Flight Instructor 10 Credentials CFI-A Cites/Airports where you offer instruction Sumter (KSMS) 100-200 word Bio I am a Flight Instructor Single Engine Land, Corporate Pilot, and Air Traffic...
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Cecil Tune, Jr. – Greenville, SC

Phone: 864-907-8248 Email: cectune@gmail.com Credentials: CFI, CFII, CFIMEI Years as a flight instructor: 38 Cities that you instruct in: Greenville, SC (KGMU)
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H.B. “Wally” Wallace – Beaufort, SC

DELTA AIR LINES, Atlanta, GA – 1978-2005 2008-2013

Captain, DC-9/MD-88/B-727/L-1011/B-767/B-757
Pilot-in-Command – domestic 6500+ hours, international 2500+ hours

FALCON AVIATION ACADEMY, Falcon Field, Peachtree City, GA – Oct. 2006-2008

Part 135 Chief Pilot – responsible for all administrative and operational issues of the charter operation. After transitioning to DA-42s established training syllabus for new aircraft type added to charter certificate and managed the training of new pilots. Established framework for SMS program. Completed the FAA Online Op Specs training in OKC.
Certificated Flight Instructor – SE, ME & INST – Senior Instructor, instrument training, ATP training & new owner checkouts in DA40 & DA42. Developed DA-42 training presentation for other flight schools. Trained 4 new DA42 instructors in HSV.


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Larry Joe Yon- South Carolina

Years as a Flight Instructor 47 Credentials Airline Transport Pilot AMEL, Commerical Priviledges ASEL & S, AMELS, Rotorcraft Helicopter, Gold Seal Flight Instructor ASE & AME, Instrument Airplane, Rotorcraft Helicopter, Ground Instructor & Ultralight Instructor Cites/Airports where you offer instruction South Carolina 100-200 word Bio Flight Instructor of the Year for South Carolina in 1973, 1st ” Flying Lion for SC, Instructor for 1st Female Pilot to receive ASEA Rating in SC, taught 1st Educational TV Pilot ” Biennial Review” named “Blue sky” in SC in 19 locations, implemented Aviation technical training program under the Comprehensive Educational Act (CERTA) for the Governor’s Office, received the 99′ Woman Air Race Classic Special recognition award as a sponsor for a race by women spanning 2433.3 statue miles, served as “Odyssey of the Mind” Aviation Coach finishing 2nd the State for Irmo HS, 1st President of Ultralight Sport Pilot Aviation, flew 1st recorded Ultralight flight from CAE Airport, Charter Member Of SC Helicopter Association, SC Ballo0n Association, AERO, & Post Private Secondary Education, on Aviation Noise Impact at CAE, CUB Advisory Board, listed in “Who’s Who in Aviation & Aerospace, 1983, Past member of Airport Manager Executives & National Association of Seaplane Pilots, Chartered President of B-25 Corporation, Founding Office of SCHAF, Aviation Advisor of Explorer Post 15 later 214 named “Black Sheep” who began work on “Skunkie” recovered from Lake Greenwood after 39 years under water, received FAA – Wright Brothers ” Master Pilot ” Award in...
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