Flight Instructors

Pictured below are the flight instructors that are authorized to provide instruction and give checkouts in Leighnor Aircraft airplanes. Leighnor Aircraft is not a flight school and these instructors are local independent instructors that are working with Leighnor Aircraft to provide quality flight instruction. Fees charged and payment arrangements are made with each instructor individually.

If you're an independent flight instructor and want another aircraft option to instruct student pilots in, please contact us and we can work with you to get you authorized to provide instruction in our aircraft.

Ed Kalabus

Ed Kalabus

Flight Instructor

Ed is a retired airline captain and long-time resident of Prescott. He owns and flies a Cessna 140.

Locations: Cottonwood, Prescott

Cell: 928-713-9256

Dan Adler

Dan Adler

Flight Instructor

Dan Adler is the owner of our Cessna 182. Dan is also a Veteran United States Air Force Officer. In addition to being a Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument pilot, Dan also holds Commercial ratings in both multi and single engine (land) aircraft. Dan has extensive turbine and piston experience and looks forward to flying with you on a rental checkout, Discovery Flight or flight instruction at any level!

Locations: Prescott

Cell: 928-224-1988

Dave Simenauer

Dave Simenauer

Flight Instructor

Dave is a retired Air Traffic Controller, with flight instructor credentials for instrument and multi-engine aircraft.

Locations: Prescott

Cell: 703-509-9181

Home: 928-487-7596

John Johnson

John Johnson

Flight Instructor

John is a retired 757/767 airline captain and local resident of Prescott Valley. He holds flight instructor credentials for Private, Commercial, Instrument and Multi-engine aircraft. He has extensive experience in most single-engine Cessna and Piper aircraft.

Locations: Prescott

Cell: 928-713-1360

James Jones

Jim Jones

Flight Instructor

Jim is retired charter/fractional-ownership captain, flying Hawker, Beechjets and King Airs. He recently owned a Piper J-4 Cub Coupe. He is an ATP and has been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1992. Jim is looking forward to doing checkout/introduction in all the Cessna aircraft and sport pilot training in the Aeroprakt Foxbat A22LS.

Locations: Cottonwood, Prescott

Cell: 928-237-8013 

Greg Aleksandrovsky

Greg Aleksandrovsky

Flight Instructor

Greg is a CFI with experience flying in almost every state on the west side of the US, including extensive mountain and high density altitude flying. He teaches regularly but when he isn’t, he is flying a Cessna 340 for Angel Flight West as a command pilot. Whether its a discovery flight, an endorsement, or training, he is always ready to fly!

Locations: Prescott

Cell: 818-644-0721 

Brent Neville

Brent Neville

Flight Instructor

Brent began flying since 1978 and holds CFII/MEI flight instructor certificates. Brent has owned and operated several aircraft and part 61 and 141 flight training schools, including a Cirrus Training Center.  In addition, he has worked as a commercial pilot flying corporate and air charter and was COO of a scheduled air carrier.  Brent has been actively instructing since 2001 and is passionate about general aviation.  His student pass rates on first time exams exceed 95%.  

Locations: Cottonwood

Cell: 858-243-1100 

Spencer Thomas

Spencer Thomas

Flight Instructor

Spencer is a Certified Flight Instructor and has a deep passion for aviation and learning. Spencer has been flying since 2008 and enjoys spending time flying small aircraft. For the past five years, Spencer has been flying in Prescott, as well as competing in various precision flight competitions on the west coast and in various states throughout the mid west. Spencer greatly looks forward to meeting new pilots while providing a positive and detailed flight instruction environment that is ultimately a fun unforgettable experience.

Locations: Prescott

Cell: 928-515-9399

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