Instructors

Our top notch flight instructors include:

Stephen Smith - Chief Flight Instructor

Founder and Owner Future Flyers of CT 2006, 
Retired CEO Aerosance/Continental Motors 2008 
Retired Engineer Hamilton Standard/UTC 1996, 
46 years experience as a Flight Instructor 
CFII, ASEL, AMEL . Served as Flight Test Engineer on Lockheed’s Company L1011, guest pilot for NASA on FMS systems, Test pilot for HS/UTC on Automatic Prop system (C172) and V4000 Engine development (C340). Flown T33, L39,C340, C320,C310,B58, Seneca II,A36,Sr20/22,PA28,PA18,J3,Extra300 and more.

 

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Leo LeBoeuf - Assistant Chief Instructor

Leo Started flying in 1970 and earned his Private Pilot Certificate in 1971. Since then he has completed Flight Instructor with Instrument, ATP single engine and Commercial Pilot Multi Engine.

He has accumulated over 5000 hours of flight time with over 3500 hours of instruction given. He is familiar with Technically Advanced Aircraft.

He recently completed his A&P training. His longest flight was from KMMV McMinnville OR to 7B6 East Windsor, CT in a Piper Archer.

 

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Howard Fields - Flight Instructor

While a grad student at U.of Mich.,(Nuclear Engrg) got PPL and Instrument. Now holds Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot, CFII, single and multi. Flown aircraft from tail wheel to multiengine piston and Jet e.g. Lear 31As, Hawkers, King Airs, Citations, Barons, PA28-200R, C-172, PA23-250, PA-23-181, PA28-180, Mooney 201, and type rated in CE-560XL. Real world flights, coast to coast to in all types of weather. He has been teaching for many years and loves sharing experiences and knowledge.

 

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Jacob Pohl - Flight Instructor

Jake started flying in 2015 at Saint Louis University as part of the Parks College flight training program. While at Parks, he earned his Commercial Pilot certificate with Single Engine and Multi-Engine Land ratings.

After graduation, he returned home to Simsbury to train for his CFI. Upon obtaining his CFI, he felt privileged to begin working as an instructor here in Simsbury. He is excited to share his passion of flying with others.

 

Jason Lill - Flight Instructor

25 Years Retired US Army Helicopter and Fixed Wing Instructor Pilot, Maintenance Test Pilot and Instrument Flight Examiner. Currently a Boeing 757 and 767 First Officer for United Airlines and giving back to aviation instructing in my home town Simsbury, CT.

ATP, CFI/I MEI, Commercial ASEL, Rotory. 
Type: BE200, BE300, SD-3, B757, B767

 

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Sam Weinberg - Flight Instructor
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