– Craig Wiblemo
Take it from someone who evaluates teachers for a living. Michael is an amazing flight instructor. Like all good instructors, Michael brings both enthusiasm and passion to his classroom, which in this case, is the cockpit. Throughout my flight training experience, Michael consistently demonstrated his natural teaching instincts. Like all good teachers, he knew when I wasn't pushing myself hard enough and he knew when I was pushing myself too hard. He effortlessly adapts his instructional style to each and every situation throughout a lesson. In the end, with Michael's expert knowledge and instruction, I gained the experience, skills and confidence to know that every flight is going to be successful. I couldn't ask for more than that from flight instructor.
Committed, Experienced, Professional.
Pilot Training, Mentoring, Flight instruction
I have been a pilot for 50 years and a flight instructor for almost 40 years. I am a Eight Time Master Instructor, an FAA Gold Seal Instructor and a charter member and former Board Member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators. Teaching, mentoring and coaching aviation enthusiasts is my passion and I have focused most of my aviation career doing just this.
My commitment is to assist you in becoming the best pilot that you can be and to guide you to a higher level of aviation and flight:
- Enjoyment and Fun
My total focus is Pilot Training, Mentoring and Flight Instruction for pilots, of all skill levels, through individualized mentoring, coaching and flight training that is based on best practices and on your:
- Personal Goals
- Skill Level
- Aircraft Flown
- Financial Priorities
Simulator Based Training at Simulator Training Center
Whether you fly a legacy panel, technically advanced aircraft or a G1000 avionics suite we can design customized training to fit your needs.
This training will begin in our Redbird Flight Simulator where you will refine your skills, improve your confidence and then move to your airplane for a final tune-up.
MY PROMISE to each client...
"If you are not completely satisfied with your training experience you do not have to pay for my services. I have found that if you and I communicate effectively before, during and after each training event, the results will be positive and your skills, confidence and competence will grow as a result of our time together."
"If you would like to speak with any of my clients, I will gladly provide you with names of people that I have worked with. In the meantime allow me to share what others have said about their experience with me."
What Our Clients Say …
– Rich Stowell
Michael Phillips is a passionate instructor. Within minutes of meeting him, it's obvious that Michael loves aviation: being around pilots, being in airplanes, teaching others what he knows, learning new skills and techniques, developing training concepts, and promoting safety. These traits tend to be in short supply among instructors, and it's indeed refreshing to be around the energy and enthusiasm he exudes. I've interacted with Michael on many levels over the years, including flying with him, and so it is with pleasure that I provide this testimonial.
2006 National CFI of the Year
– Dr. Lee Jampolsky
I have flown for 32 years, am a member of NAFI, and a psychologist and educator, so my standards are extremely high when it comes to instruction. Quite simply, Michael Phillips is a powerful voice in the aviation field. His compassionate and well thought out approach to life is mirrored in the cockpit. Fly with Michael, and you have found the antidote to mediocrity. He knows how stressful learning to fly can be, and has the unique ability to teach within the cockpit and in life. When inspiration and information come together, transformation occurs, and this is how Michael teaches. He can make you aware of your options in all situations, and trains in a manner where safety is paramount. In short, he brings an experience to your world and could change it forever. Be encouraged, inspired, and helped-- call Michael.