Crew & Fleet
Commercial Pilot, CFI, CFII & MEI
Michael joined the U.S. Navy after college and served as an Air Traffic Controller at an approach control, as well as onboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz. After the Navy, he was an Aircraft Dispatcher working mostly in international aviation for corporate and charter operations.
After working with career pilots and seeing them travel the world, Michael finally decided to make his dream of flight come true, too. He enrolled at ATP Flight School and earned all of his pilot certifications.
He now looks to pass along his knowledge of 20 years in aviation to prospective students.
When Michael is not flying, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 Labrador Retrievers, and loves playing golf.
The Liberty XL2 is a two-seat, low-wing, general aviation aircraft manufactured from 2004–2011 by Liberty Aerospace of Melbourne, Florida. This fully-certified aircraft features a FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) system to make learning how to fly even easier. The XL2 also features gull wing glass doors that gives the pilot up to 270 degrees of view. With 48 inches of shoulder room, the cockpit has a very roomy and comfortable feel.
N583XL is also equipped with modern avionics for safety and ease of flying. The Garmin GNS530 GPS is capable of providing navigation as well as VOR, RNAV & ILS approaches. A recent upgrade to this aircraft was the Garmin GTX435 Transponder. This transponder makes the aircraft ADS-B compliant for 2020 standards allowing us to fly safely within the busiest airspaces in the country. We can stream ADS-B traffic & weather directly to our iPads.
Liberty Aerospace XL2