South Carolina Flight Instructors


Welcome to the South Carolina Aviation Association Flight Instructor Page.  If you are a member of the South Carolina Aviation Association and would like to be added to the list of South Carolina Flight Instructors, please submit your information here.

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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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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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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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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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