Mike "Cuckoo" Kloch is a Chief Instructor Pilot and Director of Safety at Advanced Flight Dynamics and a former Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot, combat veteran and school trained Aviation Safety Officer (Naval Postgraduate School). Mike has an Airline Transport Pilot rating and CFI / CFII / MEI instructor qualifications. He also volunteers as an FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Representative. Mike has a Bachelors of Science degree from Oregon state University and 2 AAS Aviation degrees from Central Oregon Community College. He is also Commercial and Instrument rated in helicopters with NVG qualifications. Mike has high performance, complex, high altitude, and tailwheel endorsements. Mike will be flying the Fouga Magistar.
Sean "Junior" VanHatten is a Flight Instructor at Advanced Flight Dynamics who soloed in a Citabria at 17 and acquired his private while still in high school. Sean then attended Central Oregon Community College where he received his AAS in Aviation. Sean has a BS in Physics from Oregon State University and has worked as a banner tow pilot flying Cubs. He is also an active aerobatic competitor in the Intermediate category flying a Pitts S-1S. In 2014, he was the northwest regional points leader and placed third in Sportsman flying an Extreme Decathlon at the US National Aerobatic Championships. Sean has an Airline Transport Pilot rating and CFI certificates with two type ratings, Sean has flown over 80 different types of aircraft in a wide variety of flight operations, and he also has experience building and maintaining custom aerobatic airplanes. Sean will be flying the L-39.