Meet Our Team

Tom DeYoung 2020-07-07T21:20:46+00:00


Chief Pilot

ATP MEL, CL-65, DHC-8, ERJ-170, ERJ-190
Commercial SEL, MEL, ATP
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 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. He is currently a Captain on the Embraer 175, based in Los Angeles, CA.

Tom has logged almost 10,000 hours of flight time, about 4,000 of which are 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.