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Desert Flying Club CFIs

Ruben Garay


Rate: $65/hr

Fav Airplane: Whichever one he's flying

About: Ruben grew up in Sweden and moved to the US in 2003 and later graduated from The New York Film Academy where he studied film. He started working in artist management and eventually ventured into the producing world working with MTV, VH1 and Fuse. In 2013, with just a private pilot license in his hand, he decided to switch careers and is now an airline pilot for Delta Connection, flying the Embraer E175 out of LAX. Ruben has over 1200 hours of flight instructing under his belt, most of them in the busy SoCal airspace. He loves to instruct and is very passionate about teaching others about aviation.

Gary Kauffman


Rate: $65/hr

Fav Airplane: C-172 & Piper Archer

About: Gary holds ATP, MEI, and CFII certificates. M.S. Aeronautical Science Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. FAA Gold Seal Instructor with over 3000 hrs. instruction given, all skill levels, private pilot thru ATP. Civil Air Patrol Instructor and Mission Pilot. Retired U.S.N.

Lindsey Scott


Rate: $65/hr

Fav Airplane: Cessna Caravan

About: Lindsey began flying at the age of 17. Born and raised in Washington State the first few years of her flying career involved flying around the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. After moving to Las Vegas 2 years ago, Lindsey began flight instructing out of Henderson Airport. After racking up over 600hrs of dual given, she accepted a job with Maverick Airlines as a Captain in their Cessna Caravans. After several months away from instructing, she realized that she really missed it. Now, she spends her spare time as a CFI/CFI-I for DFC.

Patrick Brennan


Rate: $65/hr

Fav Airplane: Piper Cub on Floats

About: Patrick started flying in high school, and got his CFI at age 19. He is type-rated in Lear Jets, Dornier 228, Gulfstream 3, 4, & 5. He flies Gulfstreams for a major Las Vegas corporation & provides digital marketing services to service businesses. He is an original founder of DFC & loves general aviation!

Mike Knight


Rate: $65/hr

Fav Airplane: Radio Controlled Airplanes

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