South Carolina Flight Instructors


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Daniel Ahern – Beaufort

Daniel Ahern – Beaufort

Recently reactivated (after retiring from engineering) CFI instructing with Anderson Aviation at KARW.
Over 1200 hours of instruction and over 3000 hours total time.

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James E Anderson – Anderson

Phone:  864-940-5640 Email:  skyking1@bellsouth.net Credentials:  ATP, MEI, COMM, CFII, SEL, SES, Rotocraft, AGI Years as a flight instructor: 42 Cities that you instruct in: Anderson  

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Noah Burns – Mt. Pleasant Regional & Charleston Area

Name: Noah Burns Phone: 843-530-2323 Email: judson2192@gmail.com Credentials: Commerical: ASEL AMEL. CFI CFII Years as Flight Instructor: 1 Cities that you instruct in: Mt. Pleasant Regional & Charleston Area Biography: Been flying for 5 years and I Graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors Degree in Commercial and Corporate Aviation. Currently a flight instructor for Coastal Aviation and always looking for new...

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Roger Clark – SC

Roger Clark Email: roger.clark@live.com Phone: 864-631-3243 Flight Instructor for Hot Air Balloons

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Bud Coward – Aiken, Barnwell

Phone: 803-645-4806 Email: cubpilot47@gmail.com Credentials: ATP, CFI Years as a flight instructor: 40 Cities that you instruct in: Barnwell/Aiken

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William Grannis – Rock Hill, Lancaster, & Chester

Very likely South Carolina’s only flight instructor who has “flown” a ballistic missile nuclear submarine as a Naval Officer qualified in submarines. Nonetheless, I have enjoyed 41 years of flying accruing over 4000 hours of single and multi-engine time. The most enjoyable flying has been some 3,750 flight instruction hours and the developing new and advance pilots.

I am currently serving my second term as Vice Chair of the Rock Hill Airport Commission. Also, I serve as a FAA Safety Team Representative.

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Kathleen Hegenberger – Charleston

Kathleen Hegenberger – Charleston

I have been a CFI for 15 years and came to Charleston in 1999 to teach at JZI. I now primarily do BFR’s and IPC’s and will do tailwheel instruction in your airplane. I presently fly a Cirrus SR22TN and an L-19 Birddog. My flying at this time involves a lot of cross country flights all over the US and the Bahamas in the Cirrus and cross country and mountain flying in the birddog. Last year I added a seaplane rating in a cub. For a short time I flew a Cirrus for Satsair, an air taxi service, out of Greenville, SC and have been flying a Cirrus SR22TN for four years privately. I am based at JZI in SC and BZN (Bozeman) in Montana in the summer months.

At this time I am the president of the Women in Aviation Palmetto Pride Chapter in Charleston, SC and I am the SC Liaison for the Recreational Aviation Foundation where we are presently working to amend the SC RUS to include “aviation activities” to protect landowners who have airstrips on their property from liability. If you are interested in Cirrus instruction in your airplane or need a BFR or IPC please give me a call. I would also be happy to do tailwheel instruction in your airplane as well.

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Frank Humbles

Frank Humbles

Name Frank Humbles Phone (843) 602-5715 Email fhumbles@hotmail.com Years as a Flight Instructor 36 Credentials CFI, instrument, commercial SEL Cites/Airports where you offer instruction KLRO  Bio Retired Anesthesiology, 59 years young, earned private pilots license in 1977. Grew up in aviation, father flew 30 missions against the Germans in B-17, then 33 year TWA career. Mother was TWA hostess. Two brothers are airline pilots. I own a 1976 Rockwell 112TC based at KLRO and aircraft is available for HP/Complex checkouts. Also do commercial rating instruction, as well as Flight...

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Carroll Joye – Orangeburg

Phone: (803) 682-5177 Email: joyeavia@bellsouth.net Credentials: ATP asmel, ases; CFI-I asmel ases Years as a flight instructor: 42 Cities that you instruct in: Orangeburg

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Tim McConnell – Greenville

Tim McConnell – Greenville

During my career, I have flown more than eighty-five different models of airplanes and jets. I’ve flown aerobatics, war-birds, airliners, fighters and bombers. I enjoy flying the antiques and classic airplanes as much as the newer, faster, and more capable airplanes built today. I’ve worked in many different aviation careers too. I have flown as a major airline pilot, an air charter pilot, corporate pilot, photo pilot, jump pilot (sky-diving) and even a power-line patrol pilot. I must say though; the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my career has been to teach another person to fly. I bring all of my experience and know-how to each flying lesson and share it with you. Each of my lessons must meet three goals, they must be fun, be safe, and be fun! If you are thinking about learning to fly, or add on a new rating, give me a call. I’d love to sit down and speak with you about your thoughts and goals in our office or over coffee or lunch.

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