Tailwheel Certified Instructor
$60/hour for Private, Tailwheel and Instrument Instruction
$75/hr. Retractable gear instruction & checkouts
Toto has always been fascinated by anything that can fly. He obtained advanced degrees in Aerospace Engineering and law, and later earned his private pilot certificate while working as an Air Traffic Controller in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After moving to the United States, Toto pursued his professional ratings and became a Flight Instructor and is now committed to guiding others through obtaining the amazing privilege of flight.
Toto will again be offering tailwheel instruction, endorsements, and checkouts in our Cessna 140 once it comes out of an engine overhaul.
CFI, MEI, & CFII
To fly with Shannon, please reach out directly via text or phone.
Shannon is an active-duty Air Force colonel and C-130 pilot with extensive combat experience in airdrop, dirt strip, formation, medevac, and NVG flying. He served as an instructor and evaluator pilot for the C-130 schoolhouse, teaching Air Force pilots to fly the C-130, and he also flew as an instructor with the Iraqi Air Force. While stationed in his home state of Alaska, Shannon served as one of only eight pilots Air Force wide qualified to fly into “one-way sites”, gravel strips serving radar sites located in box canyons for which a go-around is not possible. Shannon is passionate about teaching, and defines his philosophy as, “Students deserve respect, and flying should be fun!”
Shannon is an Alaskan resident, has two grown sons, and lives on a sailboat in the Chesapeake.
CFI, CFII, AGI, IGI
CarusoCFI@gmail.com Cell: (517)282-7623
Timothy grew up around aviation, and knew he would pursue a career in flying from a young age. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating with degrees in Professional Aviation and Air Traffic Control. He has worked as an
FAA Air Traffic Controller and Operations Supervisor for over 21 years and has certifications in towers, TRACONs, and ARTCCs from Michigan to Colorado.
“Flying is my passion, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing that passion with others through teaching.”
Our newest CFI, Amanda, has been flying since 2018. She has been running our office, managing our maintenance schedule, and helping our students for over 6 months. Before coming to KHWY she worked as an FBO lineman and airport administrator. Now she is joining us as a highly qualified, friendly, and detail-oriented instructor.
Please contact Amanda at
DPE, CFI, CFII
Tail Wheel Certified
Please contact Dave directly for more information.
Come discover the joy of aviation on an adventure flight! We will help you chose a plane and an instructor to guide you though what being a pilot is all about, as well as teach you some basics. Discovery flights include a half hour in the air and a half hour of ground instruction.
Need a a bi-annual check or check ride? Looking for an instrument rating or an instructor certification? We can HELP!
We are a friendly neighborhood (part 61) flight school with well-maintained aircraft available for confident, experienced CFI’s and CFII’s. We manage the scheduling, students, insurance, gas, office space, and advertising so you can focus on offering excellent instruction.
We even have tailwheel aircraft available and students interested in certification, too!