CFI's around the country

The following instructors can instruct you in your Mooney. Instructors may or may not have a Mooney available for transition or familiarization training. Check individual listings.

Philip Abrams, Tucson. 1,000 + instruction. 225+ in Mooneys. 520-222-6084. Phil is a retired DPE and owns a M20J that can be used for training. Email: philphil_99@yahoo.com

 

Jim Price (CFII, MEI, ATP). Chandler, AZ based at KCHD. 480-772-1527. Email: JasPriceAZ@gmail.com Proficiency training and IPCs and Flight Reviews. Owns M20K and has previously owned an M20C. Will train in your Mooney. www.JDPriceCFI.com.  

 

Jerry Proctor (CFI, CFII), Sierra Vista, AZ/Ft Huachuca KFHU. MAPA SF member/instructor. I have owned an M20K and M20M. I now own an Acclaim (TN). Flight Reviews, IPCs, and proficiency.

Email:  jprocmooney@gmail.com

 

Ken Reed (CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP), Tucson, AZ. 520-370-3693
Owns a M20K and has previously owned an M20C, M20F & M20M. Will train in your Mooney.

Email: kr@klrdmd.com

 

Boris Vasilev (CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI), Phoenix, AZ Area.
602-791-9637, Email: freedomflightservice@gmail.com.Time in M20C through M20R models. Private commercial and instrument training, BFR's, IPC's, and FAAWings. http://freedomflightservice.com/

 

Todd Underwood (MCFI, DPE, PPE), Phoenix and Prescott. 623-202-6910 and 928-443-0862. MAPA Pilot Proficiency Instructor. 6,500 hours instructing. 550 in Mooneys. Web: http://www.mooneyevents.com/underwood.html Email: toddmunderwood@me.com.

Geoff Lee, San Martin, CA, (E16). Email: 69050@comcast.net. 9,000+. Teaching since 1969.

 

Mike Jesch, Fullerton, CA. (714) 588-9346 (e-mail best), Email: mcjesch@pacbell.net. Total: 20,000. Instruction: 1500, FAASTeam Lead Representative, Specialties: Airspace, Garmin 430/530, Proficiency flying; Wings Program, VP Pilot's Asso. Master CFI for ASME, IA.

 

Paul Kortopates, San Diego Area. (619) 368-5768, Email: Kortopates@hotmail.com. PPP Instructor, MAPA; Owner: M20K/252. Total: 2500; Mooney: 2000

 

Don Kaye (Master CFI) Santa Clara, CA. (408)-249-7626, Websites: www.DonKaye.com . (Click on Flight Instruction for contact information). http://www.mooneyevents.com/kaye.html Master CFI. PPP Instructor, MAPA, 8 years; Owner: M20M. Total: 9831; Mooney: 8020; Instruction: 5430.

 

Chuck McGill (Master CFI) San Diego, CA. 858-451-2742, Master CFI, MAPA PPP Instructor, M20M, M20R, M20TN, Website: Click Here. Mooney: 6000; Total: 13,000
Instruction: 9800

 

Rod von Conta, Oakland. CA. (510) 541-7283, Email: Rodrigo@vonairventures.com . Over 8,000 hrs. CFII & Gold Seal; Garmin (incl G1000) training. Ferry flights (experience in Central & South Amer) and Transition training. Owner: See: Sets record in a Mooney.

 

George Woods, Woodland, CA (O41). (530)-414-1679, Email: georgemichaelwoods@yahoo.com.
Fixed wing CFII, Multi-Engine, Helicopter, Glider & Gyroplane CFI. Owns Mooney Rocket.

Chad Grondahl (CFI, CFII, MEI & ATP), Colorado Springs (KCOS). (303) 242-4961. Email:  fly9209h@gmail.com.
Mooney owner (M20F) and FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor specializing in transition and proficiency training, mountain flying, flight reviews, IPCs, turbocharged aircraft checkouts, ferry flights, and air-to-air photography of your Mooney. Experience: 4,500 hrs TT - 1,800 hrs Dual Given - 750 hrs in Mooneys (most models). 

 

Ben Kaufman, Fort Collins. (KFNL). (CFI/CFII) – (801)-319-3218 -Email: bkaufman.mba@gmail.com.

 

Jim Rogers, Denver. 12000+ hours TT flown most of those hours were in Mooneys. I own a 231 M20K. Gold Seal, CFI, II, MEI, ATP. 900+ instructing. 303-921-6937. Email: rogejame@hotmail.com .

Winslow Bud Johnson. Email: smgemail@aol.com, 203-348-2356. Bud specializes in teaching in the M20K and has logged more than 1,500 hours in that aircraft.

 

Robert McGuire, Durham. Cell: 203-645-2222. Email: rmcguire007@hotmail.com. MAPA Safety Foundation Instructor; founding partner, Aero Advocates Aviation Consultant. Total: 6500; Mooney: 5000

Ted Corsones, Naples. 239-263-1738. Email: tedc@corsones.com. Total: 7500, Mooney: 4500, Instruction:2000+. ATP & MCFI for MEL, MES, SEL, SES, Instrument Airplane & Glider. Master Instructor Emeritus. He serves with the MAPA Safety Foundation as an instructor, treasurer, and chief financial officer. 

 

Chris Dupin, Niceville. FL. (661)902-3233. Email: dupincg@gmail.com CFI/II.
AOPA Best CFI in Southeast 2017!
 1970 M20C available for instruction. USAF Test Pilot School graduate; also flies F-15Es. Significant Cirrus experience as well.

 

Mike Elliott, Tarpon Springs. (CFII) Master CFI. 317-371-4161. Email: mike@aviating.com. Quality instrument & commercial instruction, transition training, ownership assistance, plane ferrying. Mooney: 1600; Instruction: 600

 

Ronald Jarmon, Panama City. (850) 251-4181. Email: IAELLC@gmail.com. Total: over 7000. WILL TRAVEL!  Will accompany customer out of Country, ferry flights, mountain flying, avionics training, Garmin Products. Total: over 7000
Web Site: IslandAirExpress.com.

 

Sam Lindsay, Wachula Muni and Airport Manatee (between Sarasota and Tampa). 941-209-2322. CFI/II/MEI Email: LRN2FLY@gmail.com

Robert McGuire, Hawthorne. (203) 645-2222, (Dec – Feb) Email: rmcguire007@hotmail.com MAPA Safety Foundation Instructor; founding partner, Aero Advocates Aviation Consultant. Total: 6500; Mooney: 5000

 

Jack Napoli, Orlando area. TT 6,000 hrs & Mooney time 3,000, Email: jacknapoli12@gmail.com , 631-806-4436. He has been flying since 1965 (before he owned a car) and has over 6,000 hours of total flying time including 3,000+ hours in Mooneys. He currently owns a M20K-231.

 

Leonard van Linschoten, Venice area. 9,000 + total hours. 4,000 instructing in Mooneys. 941-928-7905. I have my own M20J. MAPA Pilot Proficiency Program Instructor. Email: leonard_van_linschoten@hotmail.com or leonard@sarasotaavionics.com  Website: www.flyingdutchman.services

Jim Stevens, Atlanta. USAF, Col, (ret), CFII. 404-277-4123. Instrument, commercial, IPC, BFR, transition training, ferry flights. 20 year owner of 1968 M20F. Total: over 6000; Instruction:1500.

Jeff Schnabel,  (OH, IN, KY), based at Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field (KLUK), Cincinnati, Ohio.  CFII, MEI, ATP, A&P.   5,000+ hrs exp. Owned a 201 for 18 years, currently flying Mooney Ovation, Bravo, 201 and 231 types. Over 2,000 hrs flying Mooneys.  Very experienced flying as well as  maintaining these birds.  And yes, I am a Mooniac. Email: schnabel79@gmail.com,  ph (513) 484-0604.

Richard Baize, Cedar Rapids. More than 5,500 instructing. Over 2,500 in Mooneys. MAPA Pilot Proficiency Program Instructor. 623-252-1506. Email: richard.baize@gmail.com Website: http://www.mooneyevents.com/Baize.html

John R. Schmidt, Fort Leavenworth and the Kansas City area. (COL, USAF, Retired). Instrument and commercial instruction, transition training, BFR. (913) 221-4937. Email: jspropilot@att.net.  

Jeff Schnabel,  (OH, IN, KY), based at Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field (KLUK), Cincinnati, Ohio.  CFII, MEI, ATP, A&P.   5,000+ hrs exp. Owned a 201 for 18 years, currently flying Mooney Ovation, Bravo, 201 and 231 types. Over 2,000 hrs flying Mooneys.  Very experienced flying as well as  maintaining these birds.  And yes, I am a Mooniac. Email: schnabel79@gmail.com,  ph (513) 484-0604.

 

George "Brain" Perry, Kentucky KLOU (Louisville Area) Commander US Navy retired, prior SVP at AOPA's Air Safety Institute.  Currently flies for UPS airlines in the B757/B767.  CFII / MEI / ATP / with over 6000 hours TT and 1000+ hours dual given.  Over 1200 hours in Mooneys of all types.  Has owned a M20F and M20S.  Cell (240) 344-1777. Email:  brainf18@yahoo.com

Ralph Semb. Email: ralph@bowling4fun.com, 413-221-7535. I own and fly a Mooney Eagle, M20S.

Joe Allen, Minneapolis. Email: jp.allen926@gmail.com, 612-636-5216. I own and fly a M20J and am able to provide BFRs and Mooney Instruction.

Bill Custer, Reno. 1,100 hours instructing. 200 in Mooneys. 775-410-8000. Email: BC@billcuster.com

Steven Brown, Nashua. I hold an ATP ME license with commercial privileges for SEL and SES.  I hold instructor certificates for SE, ME and Instruments and a ground instructor certificate.  Total time is 5600, Mooney time is 3100 and Mooney instruction time is 500.  Office Tel:  603-888-6690, Cell:  603-930-6690.  I am a part time instructor for National Flight Simulator.  I have owned a Mooney M20C and currently own a M20J. Email: stevebrown@earthlink.net

Parvez Dara. Email: daraparvez@gmail.com, 732-240-4004.

ATP, MCFI SEL/MEL with an advanced ground Instructor rating. Parvez has owned a Mooney M20J and a Mooney M20M (Bravo).

Larry Collinson, (CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP), Long Island/NY  Metro area, (516) 432-2742 Mooney Owner and Operator since 1999, Over 4,000 hrs of Instruction given. Thousands of hours in Mooneys! Email: lcollinso@aol.com

 

Jack Napoli, Long Island. TT 6,000 hrs & Mooney time 3,000. Email: jacknapoli12@gmail.com , 631-806-4436. He has been flying since 1965 (before he owned a car) and has over 6,000 hours of total flying time including 3,000+ hours in Mooneys. He currently owns a M20K-231.

Doug Bodine, Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor, Cell 605 393-7112. Email: mei.cfii@gmail.com  I am a retired USAF pilot, now working as a commercial contract pilot, so various model experience from WWII Warbirds through heavies. I have been flying Mooneys for 12 yrs and have a 201. I have been instructing since 1994 and am at about 10,000hrs. I actively instruct in tail wheel and turbine as well. I have flown all the common Mooney modifications – missile, rocket, screaming eagle, trophy, etc. Even have time in the M22 Mustang. Total: 9800; Mooney, 1300; IP: 5600/21 years.

Mike Stretanski, Deleware Municipal Airport (KDLZ), Deleware, Ohio. AGI, CFI,  Mooney Owner/Flyer, Flight Physicals, Senior AME, Test prep/Written review prep, Transition Training, G1000, HP/complex endorsements. 614-975-1003. Email:  MFSTRETANSKI@gmail.com

 

Jeff Schnabel,  (OH, IN, KY), based at Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field (KLUK), Cincinnati, Ohio.  CFII, MEI, ATP, A&P.   5,000+ hrs exp. Owned a 201 for 18 years, currently flying Mooney Ovation, Bravo, 201 and 231 types. Over 2,000 hrs flying Mooneys.  Very experienced flying as well as  maintaining these birds.  And yes, I am a Mooniac. Email: schnabel79@gmail.com,  ph (513) 484-0604.

Gary Banas, Allentown (7N8). 2000 instruction. 600 in Mooneys. 1500+ time in the TBM-700.  6000+ total time. 267-614-5582. Email: gb2814@hotmail.com Web: http://pa-flight-instructor.business.site/

Doug Bodine, Midland. Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor, Cell 605 393-7112. Email: mei.cfii@gmail.com  I am a retired USAF pilot, now working as a commercial contract pilot, so various model experience from WWII Warbirds through heavies. I have been flying Mooneys for 12 yrs and have a 201. I have been instructing since 1994 and am at about 10,000hrs. I actively instruct in tail wheel and turbine as well. I have flown all the common Mooney modifications – missile, rocket, screaming eagle, trophy, etc. Even have time in the M22 Mustang. Total: 9800; Mooney, 1300; IP: 5600/21 years.

 

Bob Cabe, San Antonio. Cell: (210) 289-5375, Home: (210) 493-7223 Email: bob_cabe@hotmail.com. Total:5000; Instruction:2000+. Pilot since 1965. Served as an instructor providing transition training for people purchasing new Ovations & Acclaims. Total:5000; Instruction:2000+

 

Mark Johnson, Houston area. Email: mjohnsonf16@hotmail.com. 832-773-4409.

Mark is a corporate pilot in the Houston, TX area flying a Citation 501 and a King Air 350.  He also has flown F-16s and F-117s in the Air Force and currently is a T-38 Flight Instructor at Sheppard AFB as a Reservist in the USAFR.  Owns an '81 M20J 201. 5800 total hours, 2200 military and 1500 hours of it in Mooney aircraft.


Jerry Johnson, Southwest Texas. Email: mooney9281V@hotmail.com. 817-454-2426. Commercial, SEL/MEL CFII, Glider, Typed in C-500's. Member MAPA Safety Foundation. Owned Mooneys for over 30 years. Total: 11,000 +; Mooney: 6000.

 

Brian Lloyd, Kestrel Airpark (1T7), San Antonio area. 210-802-8FLY. Email: Brian@Lloyd.aero.  WILL TRAVEL!  Owner: M20K/231; Non-Mooney :-) specialist in spin training, upset recovery training, basic aerobatics formation training, tail wheel transition. Total: 8500; Mooney: 500.

 

Carl Sharon, Houston. 800 instruction. 1,500 in Mooneys. Specializing in Models C thru J.   Mooney transition training. 281-799-8487. Email: cficarl@texasits.com

 

Austin T. Walden, Lubbock & Abilene. 432-788-0216. Email: AustinWalden@gmail.com.  PhD, Specializing in Models C thru J. Website: www.WaldenAviation.com

Ted Corsones, Rutland. 813-435-8464. Email: tedc@corsones.com. Total: 7500, Mooney: 4500, Instruction:2000+. ATP & MCFI for MEL, MES, SEL, SES, Instrument Airplane & Glider. Master Instructor Emeritus. He serves with the MAPA Safety Foundation as an instructor, treasurer, and chief financial officer. 

Joseph Bailey, Winchester. (540) 539-7394. Email:  b747aviator@yahoo.com. ATP MEL, Commercial, SEL, SES, Glider. CFI, CFII, MEI, CFIG. EXP in Mooneys A-J. Providing initial & transition training. Total: 7800; Mooney: 500; Instruction: 3000

 

Lee Fox, Fredericksburg. 540-226-4312. Email: LCFox767@gmail.com. Mooney Staff CFI, Mooney Safety Foundation. Retired American Airlines Check Airman. Owns a M20J 201. Total time: Over 20,000.

 

William Wobbe, Leesburg. Email: william.wobbe@gmail.com, (713) 249-7351.  ATP, SES, SEL, MEL, MES, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, ADX. Time in M20B through M20TN models and very familiar with Garmin G-1000, GTN750/650, and G530/430 avionics. 1600+ dual given in Private through ATP training. MAPA PPP instructor and lots of experience in cross country all weather flying including TKS Known Icing Systems. Flight Service Station Specialist and familiar with iPad weather planning apps such as ForeFlight. I can answer questions on the Washington, DC SFRA and ICAO Flight Plans.