U.S. Navy / Pilot and Owner of Kentucky Flight Training Center
Ever since Dale was a young child, he had a passion for flying. He used to have planes hanging from his ceiling, and his mother would take him to the airport and let him sit in the tower and watch planes take off and land.
It wasn’t until he turned 40 that he made the decision to start pursuing his dream. On October 2, 2017, Dale took his first flying lesson.
By mid November he partnered with a friend and bought Whiskey Girl. In July of 2018, his dream of becoming a pilot came true when he passed his private pilot check ride. Dale has his High Performance and Complex endorsement and is currently working on his Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings.
His ultimate goal has now changed and he wishes to get his commercial and flight instructors license so that he may help others achieve their dreams.
Owner / Public Relations
Rob grew up across the street from Bowman Field and was always fascinated by the aircraft that were constantly flying over his childhood home. He had always aspired to one day become a pilot, but after High School his passion for the guitar became his focus. After successfully spending 35 years in the music business, Covid shut down his industry completely, so he decided to retire and move on to pursue other dreams and passions. Following a Discovery Flight in March of 2020, Rob was introduced to an instructor at Kentucky Flight Training Center and there he earned his Private Pilot Certificate a few months later. Now an Instrument rated pilot, he is currently working on his Commercial Certificate. His plan to be a Flight Instructor is in the very near future! As a proud partner of Kentucky Flight Training Center he is very excited to continue their commitment of excellence and helping others achieve their aviation goals.
U.S. Army / Owner / Chief Flight Instructor ATP / CFII / MEI
Stephen grew up in Southern Indiana and obtained his pilot ratings from Vincennes University, a 141 training center, before transferring to Embry Riddle for his Bachelor’s Degree. He has over 8000 total flying hours and has flown for Central Air Southwest, American Eagle, Ameriflight, and currently flies for UPS as a FO on the MD-11
Austin is a native of Eastern Kentucky who, after graduating from Georgetown College, decided to pursue a career in aviation. As a CFI, Austin enjoys teaching future aviators how to be proficient and safe in an aircraft.
Cody started flying at the age of 30 as a second career after working as a science teacher in El Paso, Texas, and serving in the National Guard as an infantry officer. Cody recently moved to Kentucky with his wife and two boys. Prior to moving to Kentucky, he earned the ratings required to become a CFII. He aims to share all that he has learned with his students while emphasizing safety and creating an enjoyable flight training environment!
U.S. Air National Guard / CFII / Check Instructor
Josue Guanipa Romero
CFII / AGI
Natalie Hill learned to fly at the age of 17. She worked as an Air Traffic Controller for over 24 years. Most of her career was based at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (KSDF). After retirement, Natalie earned the ratings required to become a CFII. Natalie is thankful for the privilege to fly and the opportunity to share it with others.
Noah started flying at age 19 at bowman field in a Cessna 150. He completed his private, multi, instrument and commercial training in Wichita Kansas and became a Certified Flight Instructor through KFTC in 2021. Noah enjoys teaching the importance of safety and discipline on every flight. When he is not flying he is usually spending time outdoors and with family
U.S. Army / CFII / Check Instructor
Sven is a Louisville native who began his flying career at Bowman Field in 2018 and has been hooked on flying ever since. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering in 2019. As an engineer, he approaches flying with a technical and methodical mindset. Sven is a certified flight instructor and is currently pursuing his instrument instructor and multiengine instructor certificates. His goal is to share his love of aviation with others and inspire the next generation of pilots.
U.S. Air Force / CFII
CFII / MEI / Check Instructor
Tristan grew up in Prospect, Kentucky and was introduced to aviation around 10 years old by his brother-in-law. Since then, he decided he wanted to become a pilot. In July 2022 he joined ATP flight school in Kansas City, MO. He obtained all of his ratings in the Piper Archer and Seminole. Tristan then joined KFTC as an instructor in May of 2023, instructing in the LSA Bristell and Cessna Skyhawk. He hopes to continue his aviation career with the airlines one day