Our instructors are chosen with special care. They demonstrate professionalism, enthusiasm, and the ability
to communicate effectively. They’re aim is to provide you with personalized attention and to help you fly!

  • Matthew Gradidge   CFI CFII MEI

    United Kingdom
    "I have been interested in aviation ever since I was a kid. When I went to LeTourneau Unversity, I was able to study aviation and become a pilot. I got my Instructor certificate in 2008 and really enjoy teaching. "

  • Joshua Spencer   Commercial Pilot

    Crown Point, LA
    "After I took my first flight lesson in 2007, I knew that the aviation field was for me. I was fortunate to be able to obtain all of the ratings here at Flight Academy. I enjoy all aspects of aviation and in addition to flying, I also work on planes and am currently working with a aircraft technician at an aircraft maintenance facility in order to obtain my A&P (Airframe and Power Plant) certification."

  • Gilles Craig   CFI CFII MEI

    "Originally from France. After 15 years of Commercial flying, I have returned to teaching, which I very much enjoy. My aim is to share my experience and love for flying with my students."

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Our staff are here to help you enjoy your time with us, and become an excellent pilot!

  • Ankur Hukmani   Chief Instructor

    New Orleans - Originally from New Delhi
    "As our Chief Flight Instructor, I am able to use my two passions, flying and teaching. I gained my flight experience flying for Northwest Airlines as a U.S. commercial airline pilot. It was a great job !  "

  • Krystal Hukmani   Managing Director

    New Orleans
    "As our Managing Director and Director of Admissions, helping our pilots with the admission process from the initial questions, paperwork, and international concerns is very gratifying - We even pick you up at the airport"

  • Christy Oertel   Office Assistant

    Slidell, LA
    "I've been in love with Aviation since I can remember. I began my aviation journey after high school by obtaining my A&P license in Tulsa, OK from Spartan Aeronautics. Now, I am honored to be a part of the Flight Academy. I look forward to working with everyone and eventually even plan on obtaining MY pilots license!"

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