South Carolina Flight Instructors


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Hartsell Rogers – Florence, Marion

A pilot for nearly 40 years. More than 5,000 hours. Not looking to build time, just interested in helping folks get into flying.

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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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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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Larry Joe Yon- South Carolina

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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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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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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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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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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Roger Clark – SC

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

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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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