The Aerobatic Company and Flight School, Inc
"The science of aviation through the art of flying."
The Aerobatic Company and Flight School, Inc is Northern Nevada's premiere flight school, with programs designed to provide pilots with critical technical training, as well as the chance to experience flight as they have never before. We believe that flying should always be fun, and by learning such important skills as how to recover from unusual flight attitudes, a pilot can truly discover and enjoy the art of flying.
Whether you're a beginner looking to get some hours under your belt or an experienced pilot wishing to sharpen your skills and have some fun in the process, the Aerobatic Company and Flight School, Inc is your first step toward achieving your goals.
As a family-owned and operated flight school based out of the Reno Stead Airport (RTS), our no-nonsense approach to instruction stems from our belief that the best way to fly is to have fun and be prepared. Our four specialty programs are structured for pilots of all skill levels, and intended to provide a well-rounded overview of the potentially life-saving technical skills every pilot should have. These courses include our: Emergency Maneuver Training Course, our Tailwheel Endorsement, our Mountain Flying Course and our Basic Aerobatics Course and Intermediate Aerobatics Course. Of course we also provide Private Pilot, Commercial and CFI Flight Training, Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, our 26-hour Aviation Survival Course and ongoing Aviation Seminars.
Tim Brill, Chief Instructor:
Congratulations to Tim Brill for being selected as the 2013 Western-Pacific Region CFI of the Year!
With an undeniable passion for flying, Tim's instruction style echoes his no-nonsense approach to flying: always fun and always informative. Having honed his flying skills in Alaska Tim specializes in tailwheel endorsements, emergency maneuver training, spin training, aerobatics and mountain flying, and with over 4000 hours of instructional experience in tailwheel airplanes, Tim encourages students to always strive for higher than what is required of them. An ATP, CFI and CFII, Tim is A Master Certificated Flight Instructor -Aerobatic (MCFI - A # 22 and the First, and only, MCFI - A in Nevada), a member of IAC (the International Aerobatic Club. Tim is currently the President of IAC Chapter 118 and an IAC National Aerobatic Judge), CUATE (Council on Unusual Attitude Training & Education), SAFE (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators), EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association. Tim is an EAA Flight Advisor), AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), and a FAA Safety Team Representative for the FAA WP-11 district.
Matthew Brill, Instructor:
Matt began flying gliders at age 14. Now at the ripe old age of 24, he holds his CFI, Commercial Pilot Certificate, Airplane Single Engine, Glider and Instrument ratings and is closing in on two thousand hours of flight time! He is also a seasoned aerobatic competitor and is looking forward to progressing through the ranks of the IAC and is well on his way to his ATP certificate.
Tom Porta, Instructor:
Tom moved to Nevada in 1980 and received his engineering degree from the University of Nevada in 1985. He has been flying in Nevada and the mountain west for over twenty years. Tom instructs part time assisting Tim with students. In his free time, Tom enjoys flying the airplane he built, the Van's RV-8. If you are interested in speaking with Tom about the aspects of building your own plane, feel free to give him a call. He is also an EAA flight advisor and tech counselor.
Rich Stowell, Instructor:
Rich (www.richstowell.com) continues as our technical advisor and conducts aerobatic seminars with us two to three times per year. Rich was selected by the FAA as the 2006 Flight Instructor of the year!
Pete Koliastasis, Instructor:
Pete brings his 30 years experience as a CFI / CFII to our school as a flight instructor.
Mike Johnson, Instructor
Mike is an ATP, CFI, CFII, Glider Instructor and Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). Mike joins us as a flight instructor.
Duane Tolladay, with his 20+ years experience with air-race and general aviation aircraft, coordinated our aircraft maintenance. Tough job since Tim seems to break them all the time!
The Science of Aviation through the Art of Flight.