Flight instructors

Austin Robel

Forrest Carpenter

Forrest Carpenter

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  • Austin holds an ATP certificate and instructs primary, instrument, and commercial students in single and multi-engine, tail-wheel, and mountain flying. 
  • He was first introduced to general aviation at a very young age and really got into it at age 18. Anyone can see that the enjoyment and gratification he finds in his work runs deep.  Austin claims "As a flight instructor, helping others discover that same passion is what makes flying so much stinkin’ fun."  
  • During the summer months, he and his beautiful and adventurous young family head north to Alaska.   

Forrest Carpenter

Forrest Carpenter

Forrest Carpenter

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  •  Forrest holds an FAA commercial pilot certificate. 
  • He instructs single engine land and sea, multi engine, and tailwheel. He grew up on the front range of Colorado, and is a 3rd generation commercial pilot. 
  • Forrest has been flying floats in Alaska every summer since 2015, and works for a fishing lodge flying DeHavilland Beavers. He also flies a Cessna 180 for Dive Bomb Industries, as well as his own Piper Super Cub. 
  • Forrest has been captivated by aviation since his early childhood, and loves sharing his passion with students and fellow pilots alike.
  •  For Forrest, nothing beats the freedom offered by the open skies, and back country lakes and strips.  

Will Alsum

Forrest Carpenter

Jaxon Nelson

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  • Will holds an ATP certificate, and instructs primary, instrument, commercial students in single and multi-engine airplanes, and has extensive mountain flying experience.
  • Will grew up in the Loveland area, and began flying in 1993.  After a 20 year career in construction, Will left carpentry and began his second career in aviation.  Along the way, he has flown long distance pipeline patrol, and then flew for SkyWest airlines.  While he is currently a line pilot at Frontier Airlines, he has continued to share his passion for aviation with his students.
  • The joy of helping others achieve their aviation dreams is what keeps Will involved in instructing.

Jaxon Nelson

Mattison Davis

Jaxon Nelson

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  • Jaxon holds a Commercial Pilots License in single and multi-engine land airplanes and instructs private and commercial level students in single-engine airplanes.
  • He hopes get his Multi-Engine Instructor and Instrument Instructor privileges soon so he can instruct everyone who wants to learn!
  • Jaxon grew up in the Greeley area, is  a third generation pilot and has been around airplanes his whole life flying in a King Air with his dad and everywhere in between.
  • He has always loved aviation and  wanted to be a pilot for as long as he can remember.
  • His dream job is flying either corporate or airlines, but as long as he is in an airplane he's happy!

Mattison Davis

Mattison Davis

Mattison Davis

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  •  Mattison holds a FAA Commercial Pilots license in single and multi-engine land airplanes. 
  • She grew up in Torrington, WY, and fell in love with flying at a young age. Her family owned a share in a Cherokee 160 and her dad took her up about once a year. She then realized that being a professional pilot is what she wanted to do when she grew up!  
  • Her dream job in aviation is a corporate job, flying all over the world, not on a airlines schedule. Her dream plane to own would be a Beechcraft Staggerwing or Lancair! 
  • Her first professional pilot job was in aerial imaging, and in 8 months, she flew to 25 different states, and logged over 800 hours! 
  • She is currently instructing in Cheyenne and Greeley, and is very excited to work with private, commercial, and flight review students. 

Kirk Hamilton

Mattison Davis

Mattison Davis

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  •  Kirk was born and raised in northern Colorado. He had a dream and desire to fly since he was a little kid. He started flying at 19 years old as a hobby, and as he progressed, he decided he wanted to turn it into a career and get paid to do what he loves!
  • He has owned a handful of small airplanes and has flown anywhere from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between for fun!
  • Aside from flight instructing, he is also a cloud seeding pilot and training captain flying anything from light piston twins to King Airs in inclement weather conditions for weather research and cloud seeding operations.
  • Aviation is a huge passion of his and he loves sharing that passion with others!

Russ Reed

Russ Reed

Russ Reed

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  • Russ holds a FAA commercial certificate and instructs primary, instrument and commercial students in both single engine and multi-engine aircraft as well as mountain flying.
  •  Russ started flying over 30 years ago and in that time, built up his current ratings. He loves to fly and after being in the Public Service industry for almost 30 years he started a second career flying in support of the State forest service; flying a Pilatus PC-12 for high altitude surveillance of forest fires.
  •  He has owned a handful of airplanes from a Cessna 150 to Cherokee’s to a Super Decathlon. Currently he loves spending time, and working on maintaining a 1949 Ryan Navion.   
  • He loves sharing his passion of flying with new as well as seasoned pilots and looks forward to helping all aviators with their goals surrounding flight and the beauty that it holds.