South Carolina Flight Instructors


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Everett McMillian

 Everett McMillian

Phone (864) 991-1004 Email everett.mcmillian@gmail.com Years as a Flight Instructor 18 Credentials ATP, CFI-I, Commercial, AGI/IGI Cites/Airports where you offer instruction Florence and surrounding area Bio Flying should be the highlight of your day! My goal is to ensure that it is. I learned to fly at age 17 and was fortunate to spend over 10 years working as a flight instructor, corporate pilot, and airline pilot before changing careers. I have more than 6,000 flight hours in all types of planes such as J-3 Cubs, Stearmans, King Airs, and Boeing Jets. I can help you learn the skills you need to pass your Private, Instrument, Commercial, or CFI rating. I especially enjoy introducing pilots to tailwheel or basic aerobatic flying and performing BFRs and IPCs. Please call or email anytime to see if I can help you reach your aviation goals! Isaiah...

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Chris Minton- Lancaster

Chris Minton- Lancaster

Name: Chris Minton Phone: 803-718-2628 Email: flybuddy553@hotmail.com Credentials: CFI-CFII-MEI Years as Flight Instructor: 26 Cities that you instruct in: UZA-DCM-LKR Biography: 26 Years as a flight instructor in the northern counties of SC. Primary training thru multi add ons and instruments and IPC’s . All done in your Airplane. A/P and IA ratings as a mechanic helps make me help train pilots using experience of the whole Airplane. Have been Airport Manager and FBO manager at various Airports in the upstate....

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Carla Mueller – Pelion

Carla Mueller – Pelion

I have been flying for the past 15 years, I have worked for the FAA as a Light Sport Aviation Safety Inspector, I have flown for the NCDENR as a Forestry Pilot in a C185, I flew the Grand Canyon as a tour pilot in Piper navajo’s, I flew for a Start up airline in Jetstream 3100s, and I flew for USA Jet Freight airways in a Falcon 20 Jet. Most recently, I flew for Bankair in their Mitsubishi MU2b aircraft out of Teterboro,NJ. Then they lost the contract about the same time when my mom had a severe stroke, so I became a FT caregiver for her. Now she is better, and I’m trying to go back to FT flying again. I am flight instructing in my own Cessna 150 aircraft out of Pelion Airport, SC 6J0, trying to grow that airport. Come on out and see me.

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Michele Rash – Abbeville

Michele Rash – Abbeville

I started flying in Tampa, FL in 2003 and earned my Private Pilot Certificate. In 2006, I earned my CFI’s before moving to Abbeville, SC to start a flight school. In 2007, I founded Airwolf Aviation Services and currently serve as President and Director of Operations. I enjoy coming up with new and creative ways to get (and keep) others excited about aviation. To do so, I joined the FAASTeam in 2011 and was recently promoted to Lead Representative in SC. I also joined the South Carolina Aviation Safety Council and currently serve on the Board of Directors.

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George Roberts – Camden, Sumter, Hartsville, Florence, & Darlington

Phone: 803-229-2678 Email: mwatkins1@sc.rr.com Credentials: ATP, ASEMELheliRW, ASES, CFII, MEI Years as Flight Instructor: 51 Cities that you instruct in: Camden, Sumter, Hartsville, Florence, Darlington George Roberts worked for Professional Instrument Courses (PIC) for 9 years, Part 135, Chief Flight Instructor for 9 years for a FAR 141 military flying club, FAR 91 pilot for business enterprizes, air traffic controller 25 years, FAA Safety Counselor for 11 years, SAR with Civil Air Patrol, flown to Alaska 2 times, flown in Europe. BORN TO...

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Marc Santacroce – Columbia, SC

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

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

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 – 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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