Jon Nafie – Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Jon Nafie – Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

staff-jnafie-2Certificates: Airline Transport Pilot – Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land
Type Ratings: Lear, Citation
Education: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, BS Air Science

Flight Instructor: CFI/CFII/MEI/MEII, ATP, Mountain Instruction

Jon started flying with his father, a WWII fighter pilot, as a young boy. He earned his first license in 1976 and from then on the wide blue sky and the roar of an engine have drawn him into flying. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ graduating in 1982. He has flown for the airlines, air charter as well as air ambulance work. He started teaching aviation in 1982 – instilling in his students the same devotion to the science and the art of flying that his father instilled in him. Jon blends a strong background in academic ground school training with work in the Redbird FMX full-motion flight simulator to prepare his students for a well-rounded education for a successful aviation experience. If your goal is a professional track, Jon has a strong understanding of what it takes to achieve that goal successfully. Jon’s other interests include working with the Tuskegee Airmen, camping, watching flying movies, and spending time with his wife and family.