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Bob Estrada: CFI; High-Performance; Complex; Tailwheel; Twin.
Bob has an MBA, a BS in Aviation Management, and AS Aviation Flight from Southern IL. A CFI proficient with High Performance, Complex, Twin, and Tailwheel aircraft. Bob enjoys introducing new students to the world of aviation.

Emanuel Prince

Emanuel Prince: Emanuel earned a B.S. in Aviation Management from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH and is a certified flight instructor with a multi-engine rating, high performance and complex endorsement. As a child, his passion for flying derived from a cartoon, Tailspin, which inspired him to teach his students to become Safe, Skillful, and Knowledgeable pilots. When he’s not flying he enjoys giving back to the community by helping those that have a dream of being a pilot with organizations like the Tuskegee Next Foundation.

Jared Eitel: CFI
Jared has a BA in History from Maranatha University in Wisconsin

Spencer Getchell: CFI; CFII; High Performance; Complex; Twin
Spencer is a former USAF Aircraft Electrician and current A&P mechanic. Graduated from Lewis University as a double major in Aviation Flight and Maintenance Mgmt.

Enzo Davaanyam

Enzo Davaanyam: CFI, CFII, Twin
Enzo graduated Lewis University with a Bachelor’s in Aviation Flight Management and a minor in Aircraft Dispatch

Michelle Crocco (part-time): CFI; CFII; High Performance; Complex; Twin
Michelle graduated from Westminster College with a BS in Aviation. She is a corporate pilot who flies jets, but still has a love for instructing and general aviation. She has over 2 years of experience as a flight instructor. Also, she has lots of experience in a variety of piston aircraft, turbo props, and turbine aircraft.

Edmundo Aillon (part-time): CFI; CFII; High Performance; Complex; Twin
Edmundo is a Retired United Airlines Captain. He Retired on the B787 Dreamliner, with over 25,000 Flight Hours total time in May 1 2020. He was on the B757/B767 fleet for 10 years and served as a Line Check Airman for 5 years. He is currently Certified as a CFI, CFII and MEI, with over 4,000 Hours in GA and over 3,000 Hours of Dual Given. He explains that he is here to mentor and teach the next generation of Professional Airmen and Women.
Its time to give back some of what I’ve enjoyed in my 40 years of Flying Experience.

Ethan Hobbs

Ethan Hobbs: CFI, tailwheel, High Performance; Complex; Twin
Ethan is CFI with 1500 hours that enjoys teaching! He started flying gliders when he was 14 years old. He went through the FlightSafety course in Vero Beach, Florida 

George Wilhelmi
Has received his PPL here at J W Aviation last year. He has all his ratings and has returned as an instructor. We are thrilled to have one of our successes return to us!

Dean Pappas
Dean Pappas
Dean is a recent ATP Flight school graduate, and has his CFI/CFII/MEI. He graduated from North Central College with a double major in Business Management/Entrepreneurship & Finance/Economics. His love for aviation came into play at a young age, as many family members worked in the airlines as employees or pilots. His goal is to one day be an airline pilot.

Jessika Hernandez
took a job with a charter company flying jets! She plans to return for part-time work later this year, and we can’t wait 

Pete Subtelny
Retired. We will miss him dearly.