Flight Instructors

Air Associates proudly boasts an experienced, educated professional staff of Flight Instructors.  With a large number of instructors, finding one to fit both your learning style and schedule is easy.  To schedule flight time with one of our Instructors, contact us by email or phone 913.764.4800.

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Timothy Matlock
Lead Flight Instructor
CFI

Timothy was born and raised in southeast Missouri where he gained interest in aviation while loading the cropdusters that operate in the agricultural region.  Timothy attended College of the Ozarks, where he learned to fly and attained a business degree, and also University of Central Missouri where he earned a Master’s Degree in Aviation.  Timothy has worked in many facets of aviation, including many years working on the line, Airport Management, Airport Planning and Design, as well as contract airport work overseas.  Off the clock, Timothy enjoys riding motorcycles.

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Jason Farwell
CFI, CFII

Raised in Leavenworth, KS, Jason has been around flying his entire life.  Jason is a graduate of K-State Salina’s Aviation program.  Jason says that his father got him interested in flying and obtaining his Private Pilot Certificate.  When not flying, Jason enjoys fishing, hunting and golf.

 

Brian McCroskey
Brian McCroskey
CFI, CFII

Brian obtained his flight training at Kansas State in Salina. Brian loves getting to see the world from above and sharing the experience with anyone. He also enjoys staying active and getting a different perspective by cycling, climbing, and some skateboarding.

 

Chandler Wammack

Chandler Wammack
CFI, CFII

Chandler has known he wanted to become a pilot for as long as he can remember.  Growing up in Southwest Missouri, he began flight training in high school and then completed his training at Kansas State University.  He is always anxious to fly and to share the experience of flying, as it’s a feeling that no one could ever  forget.  When Chandler isn’t in the air, he spends most of his time exploring with his fiance.

Tanner Thompson
Tanner Thompson
CFI, CFII

 

 

Scott Allen

Scott Allen
CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, IGI, A&P, Air Traffic Controller

Scott grew up in Kansas City and began flying in high school.  He continued flying at the University of Central Missouri. While there, he earned a Master’s degree in Aviation Safety and an aviation maintenance certificate. In his free time, Scott enjoys fishing, woodworking and spending time outdoors.

 

CFI's - Abhijeet Chitale

Abhijeet Chitale
CFI, CFII

Abhijeet is a part-time flight instructor for single and multi-engine land aircraft for sport, private, commercial licenses and instrument rating.

 

CFI's - Gary Hadley

Gary Hadley
CFI, CFII

 

 

 

CFI's - Steve Swab

Steve Swab
CFI, CFII

Steve grew up in Kansas City, MO. He obtained his Private Pilot License at age 17 at State Line Air Park that used to be at 135th Street and State Line Road in Leawood KS.Steve’s interests include AOPA, EAA, military aircraft and attending any Air Show or Fly-In. Steve is currently home building a Zenith CH750 STOL aircraft in his garage. When not flying, Steve, his wife and children enjoy going on cruises and hiking interesting areas.

CFI's - Jeanne Willerth

Jeanné Willerth
CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI

Jeanné Willerth is a Master CFI who provides single and multi-engine training. She was named the 2015 “CFI of the Year” for both the Kansas City FSDO and the FAA’s Central Region. Jeanné was the 2012 “National FAASTeam Rep of the Year” and her primary emphasis is safety and lifelong learning. She also does aviation consulting and presents aviation seminars around the country.  Jeanné is a local airport board member and is active in the Ninety-Nines, SAFE, and the Missouri Pilots Association. She volunteers for Angel Flight Central, Challenge Air, LifeLine Pilots and Young Eagles.