Captain Bo Corby is an internationally acclaimed training specialist in flight training operations. His background includes general aviation, airlines and government contracting of flight training for various aircraft and personnel.
As owner of Simulator Training Inc., his firm assisted in the introduction of the first charter company Boeing B-737 into Indonesia, providing flight and ground training to pilots and mechanics at Airfast Indonesia, the premier charter company of Indonesia.
In the airline world, he participated as flight crew (pilot and flight engineer) for Iran Air, Syrian Arab Airlines and Egypt Air flying the B-707 and B-727 aircraft. He became a pilot for Hughes Airwest in 1977, which merged into Republic and Northwest Airlines. During tenure at the three carriers, Captain Corby served on Operations Merger Committee's, Instructor and Check Airman for the DC-9 aircraft, Training Review Board for NWA and Cockpit Resource Management developer and instructor.
Since retirement from NWA in October 2005, Captain Corby has continued aviation endeavors in corporate flying and flight training, founding Air Mentor, a unique training concept for General Aviation pilots seeking a career in aviation.
Captain Corby holds an ATP and Flight Engineer Certificate for Turboprop and Turbojet, CFI, CFII, CFI-Multi with Type Ratings in the A-320, B-727, B-737, B-747-400, B-757/B-767, B--777, DC-3, DC-9, DC-10, DA-50, BE-350, C-650 aircraft.
Kyle Piehowski loves to fly because he enjoys the challenges of aviation. Each flight presents new obstacles for him to overcome in an ever changing environment. Taking people flying and seeing the joy it brings them is what drives him to continue teaching.
As a way to spread his passion for aviation by providing both primary and advanced training, Kyle launched Vertical Motion, a contract flight instruction company specializing in a "one-on-one" personalized instruction experience.
Kyle holds Commercial Pilot/Airplane Single & Multi-Engine Land, Flight Instructor/Airplane Single and Multi Engine, and CFII.
Marc Rousseau holds an FAA multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot certificate, a Commercial single-engine certificate, along with an FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor certificate, with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. A great deal of his flight experience was acquired in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, where he gained several thousand hours of experience in mountainous terrain and harsh weather conditions. He has instructed flight students at all levels, as well as serving as a Line Pilot, Chief Pilot, Check Airman, and Instructor for FAA Part 135 cargo and passenger carrying operations. His true passion is aviation and helping students achieve their flying goals.
Denise Stecconi originally attended Venezuela's Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Bolívar, studying Marine Biology. She subsequently received her MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Heel, which makes her an official Tar Heel. After moving to the the Pacific Northwest, Denise worked as a Principal Program Manager at Amazon while instructing at several area flight schools. She presently holds an FAA multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot certificate, a Commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. When not instructing, she flies as First Officer in Bombrdier CRJ passenger jets at SkyWest Airlines. Of all her students, Denise's best, brightest, most handsome, and all-time favorite was
Stephen - not just because he was amazingly clever and handsome, but because he has a tremendous singing voice as well.
Julie loves flying and has been involved in aviation for over 12 years. Her flying career began when she was 18 years old at Utah Valley University, Aviation Science. She earned her Bachelor's degree in 3 years and began flight instructing shortly after. She was a flight instructed for 5 years, earning her Gold Seal, CFI, CFII, MEI, and Advanced and Instrument ground instructor ratings. She currently works at a regional airline and is an ATP, type rated in the EMB-120 and the CRJ, which is what she currently flies. She has a love for aviation, and though flying at the airlines is an incredible career, she has missed being able to mentor and help pilots through their journeys. She is excited to be a part of our team and flight instruct again.