At Race City Flight Operations, we have full and part time flight instructors, highly experienced and well versed in the regulations and safety needed to ensure there is no question your training will be unparalleled in quality and satisfaction. Our instructors work as a team, so you may have one instructor for a portion of your flying and may finish with another instructor, or you may get to fly with another instructor for just a few flights at various “stage” checks.
At our Charlotte area locations:
CLINT WATKINS, Flight Instructor (CFI/I)
BRIANNA PALMER, Flight Instructor (CFI/I/MEI)
ANDERSON DOWLING, Flight Instructor (CFI/I)
Like many others, my career in aviation has stemmed from a childhood passion. As I approached my 30th birthday, I knew it was either now or never and decided to follow this lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. I started flight training in October 2019, and 9 months later I was a Certified Flight Instructor. I then instructed out of Orlando Executive Airport for over a year and then moved my family to Charlotte, where we hope to make our permanent home.
WAYNE COOK, Flight Instructor (CFI/I/MEI)
I started in aviation as a USAF Rescue helicopter pilot. After 13 years, I transferred to the United States Army National Guard and retired 15 years later as a Master Aviator. While in the USAF, I became a helicopter test pilot and continued in the National Guard. After retirement, I added fixed wing certifications. My goal is to impart my experience for those wanting to either make a career or just learn to fly for fun, SAFELY. Come join our team at Race City Flight Operations.
BRETT MILLER, Flight Instructor (CFI/I)
MORGAN McFARLAND, Flight Instructor (CFI/I)