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Desert Flying Club CFIs

Ruben Garay

ATP, CFII

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

ATP, CFII MEI

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.

Patrick Brennan

ATP, CFII/MEI

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!

Brenden Whittacre

CFI / MEI

Rate: $65/hr

Fav Airplane: One that has wings

About: Brenden Whittacre is an instructor. Yep, that's right! He is. Come fly with him to see how great he actually is!