John Dennis

Senior Flight Instructor

I have been a flight instructor since I was 21 years old, just over 40 years ago.  I have my Airline Transport Pilot certificate – Single and Multi-engine ratings; Commercial ratings in Single-engine Seaplanes and Gliders; Flight Instructor certificates – Single, Multi, Instrument and Glider; Ground Instructor certificates – Advance and Instrument, Air Traffic Controller certificates at TCL, CSG, LGC, AUO, LAL, MQI, PIM, AHN and ATL.  My total flight time is just over 7000 hours with over 3000 hours as a Flight Instructor.

I worked my way through college as a Flight Instructor from 1975-1978 at Auburn University.  I served as one of the Assistant Chief Flight Instructors.  This is where I received most of my advanced ratings.  I have had many part-time pilot/ flight instructor jobs including working as a glider instructor/ tow pilot, power-line patrol, forestry patrol, and air taxi.

My wife (also a pilot) and I own a Piper Arrow IV that we keep in our hangar at our home on Lake Norman Airpark.