Scott Campbell, Senior Flight Instructor, Commercial Pilot SEL, SES, MEL  Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor CFI MEI, Scott Campbell has been awarded the AOPA 2017 Best Flight Instructor for the Southwest Region award recognized for his outstanding performance and flight experience., Scott Campbell has been named among the top 11 Flight Instructors in the country! He has been awarded the AOPA 2016 Outstanding Flight Instructor award.
Scott Campbell
Owner / Senior Flight Instructor

Commercial Pilot SEL, SES, MEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI MEI

Scott found his love for aviation during his four years on active duty as a United States Marine. While in Pensacola, Florida for his Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) school, he was afforded the opportunity to take an introductory flight in a T-34 Mentor; The T-34 was the initial trainer aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps pilots. While he did not make a career as a military pilot, he did find his passion for flying. He went on to finish his flight training at Arizona State University. After completing his flight training, he worked as a flight instructor here in Arizona for 2 years before relocating to Juneau, Alaska. While there, Scott worked for Alaska Seaplanes, a 135 charter company flying passengers, cargo, food, mail and supplies to remote destinations though out south east Alaska. As a Bush pilot, he learned many valuable skills he now passes on to his students. When asked about his time in Alaska Scott says, “I had read about special VFR, seen forecasts of high winds, and reduced visibility, but had never flown in it. None of my instructors that trained me as a student would fly when the winds were more that about 10 knots. I think it is important to learn those skills too. It’s not always calm out with unlimited visibility.”

Scott formed Sierra Charlie Aviation to help students reach their dream of becoming pilots. One of his favorite things to do is take people up on their first flight. “I remember my first flight and my first solo like it was yesterday.” He says. He always wanted a place to learn to fly that was fun, and inviting. Scott wants to change the flight training experience. He wants students to finish their training feeling confident and excited to continue learning. “Learning to fly is an incredibly rewarding and life changing experience.”

If Scott isn’t at the office, or up in the air flying you will find him at the Ice Rink playing hockey with his dad and good friends. He is also currently working on the logistics, planning, and sponsorship to break the current World Record Endurance Flight. 64 days 22 hours 19 minutes without landing. He plans to complete this record flying a Cessna 206 around the United States in 2017.

ATP MEL, BE-400, CE-680 Commercial SEL Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor CFI CFII MEI | Zane did his Flight Training in Arizona where he graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in aviation management., Zane has worked as a Flight Instructor in Arizona for many years.
Zane Stricker
Senior Flight Instructor

ATP MEL, BE-400, CE-680
Commercial SEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI CFII MEI

Zane found his love for aviation early in life, but didn't pursue it until after 6 years in the United States Air Force. Zane did his Flight Training in Arizona where he graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in aviation management. Zane has worked as a Flight Instructor in Arizona for many years. He instructed career airline pilots for at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy at Falcon Field Airport before pursuing a longtime goal of flying in Alaska. There he flew flight tours, supplies and passengers for Alaska Seaplane Service in Juneau. Having found a love for adverse weather flying, Zane went on to fly for Ameriflight as a Training Captain in the Piper Chieftain throughout the Southwestern and pacific Northwestern United States. Now in addition to flight training in Scottsdale Arizona with Sierra Charlie Aviation Zane is also flying a Hawker 400.

Tom DeYoung:	 Senior Flight Instructor ATP, SEL, MEL, Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor, CFI, CFII
Tom DeYoung
Senior Flight Instructor

ATP, SEL, MEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI CFII

Tom has loved airplanes since he was little. He started flying when he went to college and graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Science. After college Tom started flight instructing in Scottsdale to build flight time toward his ultimate goal of becoming an airline pilot. In 2012 he took a break from instructing when he was hired at Republic Airlines to fly the Bombardier Q-400 in Denver, CO. There's a certain satisfaction that comes from flight instructing that Tom just wasn't getting at the airlines. So after a couple months hiatus he went back to flight instructing in his free time. In 2015 he started Compass Airlines, and is currently a Captain on the Embraer 170/175 in Los Angeles, CA.

Tom has logged almost 6000 hours of flight time, about 2000 of which is dual instruction given. He's trained Sport Pilots to Flight Instructors, leisure flyers to airline pilots. No two flights are ever alike. Every flight provides a unique set of challenges, learning opportunities, and incredible views. For Tom, the idea of starting the day in one place and ending it hundreds or even thousands of miles away is exciting. It never gets old.