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Inflight has the most passionate Team of Flight Instructors in the Twin Cities. We have the most experienced and customer oriented Flight Instructors around, and we’ve built our entire reputation on it.  Our flight instructors boast more than 18,000 hours of flight time combined and  all of them are here because they LOVE to teach and they have a lot of fun doing it. Whether you’re flying our airplanes or yours, working on your Private, Commercial, ATP, Instrument, Multi Engine, Flight Review, Wings Program, Instrument Proficiency Check, or just smoothing out your landings Inflight Flight Instructors have the tools and knowledge to get you finished in a timely and safe manner.

Flight Instruction Rates

Retail$75 Per Hour

Club$65 Per Hour

Day Rate$600 Per Day



Meet Your Professional Flight Instructor

Trever - Owner
Trever - OwnerCFI/CFII/MEI/AGI/IGI 952-698-3000
Trever is a commercial pilot with over 1,500 hours of flight time as well as the owner and general manager of Inflight. His flying experience started in Western Montana and took him all over the country. He has numerous hours of mountain flying experience and a serious passion for teaching. In just 2 years he earned his Gold Seal Flight Instructor at the age of 22 and became a flight school owner at 23 years old. He has a Aviation Education background from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is always hungry for more knowledge in the Aviation world. In addition to his flight instructor certificates he also holds Advanced Ground and Instrument Ground instructor certificates.  
Benjamin - Chief Pilot
Benjamin - Chief Pilot CFI/CFII/MEI/A&P 763-477-1353
Benjamin has been fascinated by aviation from his childhood. Growing up, airplanes were one of the most exciting prospects in life. Benjamin attended LeTourneau University in Longview, TX, graduating with a degree in Aviation with a concentration in Mission Aviation. Benjamin instructed in Texas for several years across a range of aircraft types amassing 1,600 hours and over 1000 hours of dual given, including well over 400 hours of tailwheel experience, before returning to Minnesota. In addition to a relaxed and joyful approach to being a flight instructor, Benjamin has experience as a certificated Airframe & Powerplant aircraft mechanic, and enjoys working on the aircraft as well as flying them.
Dan - Check Airman
Dan - Check AirmanMASTER PILOT/ATP/CFI/CFII/AGI/IGI 612-599-9386
Dan has been a leader and integral part of our organization. He brings a long aviation career that started back teaching Instrument students at IFT at the MSP INTL Airport. He also served as a factory demonstration pilot for Bellanca Aircraft for many years. With over 7,500 hours of flight time Dan and over 50 years as an Aviator he has a vast amount of knowledge to share! Dan is available part time to do simulator work for IFR students, flight reviews, aircraft owner recurrent training, and technical ground lessons. He also holds the prestigious Master Pilot award from the FAA
Larry - Check Airman
Larry - Check AirmanATP/CFI/CFII/MEI 320-583-0496
Larry is a professional Aviator with over 1,000 hours of dual instruction given. He brings a great sense of humor to our office and is very approachable in any situation. Larry has a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Minnesota and has over 4,000 hours total time. He has flown everything from a Cessna 152 to a Citation XLS. When he’s not flying professionally he instructs part time to pass on his love of flying to others.
Jeremy - Instructor
Jeremy - Instructor CFI/CFII/MEI 651-788-3546
As an Aviation enthusiast Jeremy started flying at a young age on cross country trips with his father. Jeremy combined his passion with the outdoors as an Eagle Scout and pursued work in the Natural Resources Aviation field, as well as taking business classes at the U of M Crookston. From Crookston Jeremy moved to Mankato to earn his Commercial Multiengine and flight instructor ratings, and now has a B.S. in Profession Flight. He currently has over 900 hours of flight time and enjoys teaching as a flight instructor. Highlights of his aviation career include passing on his passion for piloting to his students, flying with friends and family, and a professional internship with Walmart’s Corporate Flight Department flying in Lear 45s.
Brian - Instructor
Brian - InstructorCFI/CFII 651-788-2597
Brian has some impressive experience and is extremely well rounded. His experience includes serving as an Infantryman in the US Army to working line service at a local FBO. He graduated from St. Cloud State University’s Aviation Program and has become a very knowledgeable instructor. When Brian isn’t flying as a flight instructor you will find him volunteering for Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota as well as spending time on his many hobbies.
Jason - Instructor
Jason - InstructorCFI 952-484-4585
Jason’s interest in Aviation began when he was 12, when him and his dad started building model Aircraft together. He came from South Africa in 2012 to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Aviation Management at the University Of North Dakota. He has gone on to gain his Commercial Multiengine ratings and obtained his CFI so he could teach others his passion. Jason loves to teach and finds it a very rewarding experience seeing his student’s progress in training.
Zach Zyla - Instructor
Zach Zyla - Instructor
Zach has been a life-long lover of aviation. His love of aviation started when he spent time flying on airplanes taking family vacations. He knew at a young age that being a pilot was what he was born to do. Zach is a product of Inflight, obtaining all of his ratings through our program. Zach is a well-rounded individual who is knowledgeable about Aviation, and is always eager to share his passion with others. When Zach is not flight instructing, you can find him spending time with family, and working at the local FBO. Along with his CFI certificate, Zach also holds and Advanced Ground instructor certificate.
Aaron - Instructor
Aaron - InstructorATP/CFI/CFII/MEI 612-810-0481
Aaron is a CFI, CFII, and MEI with over 1800 hours of flight experience. He started flying in 1994, and was awarded “Aviation Student of the Year” from Inver Grove Community College. He holds a BA degree in Business from the University of St. Thomas, and completed an internship with Northwest Airlines working with the human resource department for pilot hiring and pilot training. Aaron flew the EMB-135/145 regional jet for Continental Express as a First Officer. Aaron is currently an airline pilot out of MSP and is a great resource for any Inflight students aspiring for an airline career path.
Steve - Instructor
Steve - InstructorCFI/CFII/MEI 763-412-7643
Steven Blando developed a passion for aviation after taking a discovery flight with his father in 2012. This influenced Steve to pursue a degree in Professional Flight from Minnesota State University, Mankato. In Mankato Steve accumulated his instrument, commercial AMEL + ASEL ratings along with his CFI. CFII and Multi Engine instructor ratings. He is very happy to be back in his hometown area and help students reach their aviation goals.
Alec Purcell - Instructor
Alec Purcell - InstructorCFI 612-804-6070
Alec is a native of Minnesota and has been flying with Inflight since highschool. Alec has always had a passion for flying and aviation but decided to pursue a career in firefighting after he graduated. Alec works for Bloomington Fire as a volunteer firefighter and from there decided to try his hand at Paramedicine. His constant passion for flying lead him to become a Certified Flight Instructor so that he could share his passion for flight with others and teach them to fly as well. Alec continues to serve as a Bloomington Firefighter and an Allina Paramedic and lives in Bloomington with his wife.
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