INSTRUCTORS

Meet the Flight 101 instructors! Our mission is to offer safe, efficient, and cost effective flight training! If you want to learn to fly, you have come the right place. We are located at the Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, Michigan. We welcome you to pay us a visit. We hope that you will stop in, meet our instructors, check out our fleet of aircraft, and experience our home, family-like, welcoming atmosphere! Our instructors are looking forward to meeting you and helping you earn your pilots license!

 

 

JP Gibbons

FAA Certified Flight Instructor – CFI
Certified Flight Instrument Instructor – CFII

JP graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors degree in Aviation Administration and Science. After graduating college at Western Michigan University, he moved back to Metro Detroit, Michigan and worked for Kalitta Air in the operations department. He then decided to attend Northwestern Michigan College where he obtained his flight instructor certificate. He then began instructing at Flight 101. JP enjoys identifying with his students and providing a full, rich experience during flight training.

 

Joseph Prapotnik

FAA Certified Flight Instructor – CFI
Certified Flight Instrument Instructor – CFII
Multi-Engine Instructor – MEI
Advanced Ground Instructor – AGI

Joe is a veteran pilot with years of experience in many different types of aircraft. He holds one of the most respectable titles in the industry as a Gold Seal Instructor. His interest in flying started at a young age. In high school, he decided he wanted to pursue his dreams in becoming a pilot. Joe looks forward to helping you earn your pilots license!

 

 

Liam Cooney

FAA Certified Flight Instructor – CFI

Liam is a graduate from Western Michigan University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Science. He has always had a passion for aviation and dreams of working for a major airline in the future. After obtaining his CFI in Muskegon, Michigan, he took some time to travel the country by doing aerial mapping. He enjoys meeting future pilots and helping them obtain their dreams of flying.

 

 

 John S

FAA Certified Flight Instructor – CFI
Certified Flight Instrument Instructor – CFII
Multi-Engine Instructor – MEI
Advanced Ground Instructor – AGI

John has always had a true passion for flying. He has been flying since 1975. He is a graduate of the University Of Michigan. As an instructor, he looks forward to the opportunity to share his knowledge and love for aviation with his students.

 

 

 

 

Steven Walega

FAA Certified Flight Instructor – CFI

Steven has always had a love for aviation.  He has wanted to become a pilot ever since he was a young kid.  According to Steven “Flying is my passion, I love flying with new students and the opportunity to share my love for flying with others.”Flying is more than just a hobby, it is an art form. Flying is a both a mental and physical challenge. It is the most rewarding feeling in the world.” Steven loves flying with new students and is always full of energy.  Steven loves flying airplanes and loves sharing his passion with others.  If you have ever wanted to fly through the sky, come to Flight 101 and fly with me and we will have an amazing time.

 

Khurram Baig

FAA Certified Flight Instructor – CFI
Certified Flight Instrument Instructor – CFII
Advanced Ground Instructor – AGI

Khurram turned his lifelong love of aviation into action and has been flying since 2005. He received all his training at Flight 101. As an instructor he looks-forward to the opportunity to share his passion for aviation with his students.

According to Khurram”Flying is freedom, and become a pilot—you’ll never regret it.” After you become a private pilot, you can hop in a plane and, with few exceptions, at your convenience you can fly anywhere you want to go. I can help you with getting your Private license all the way to Commercial Pilots license. If you’re thinking about becoming a pilot, give it a try. Almost anyone who wants to can do it! There is nothing like training on your own schedule in an airplane you’re piloting.