Scott Campbell, Senior Flight Instructor, Commercial Pilot SEL, SES, MEL  Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor CFI MEI, Scott Campbell has been awarded the AOPA 2017 Best Flight Instructor for the Southwest Region award recognized for his outstanding performance and flight experience., Scott Campbell has been named among the top 11 Flight Instructors in the country! He has been awarded the AOPA 2016 Outstanding Flight Instructor award.
Scott Campbell
Owner / Senior Flight Instructor

Commercial Pilot SEL, SES, MEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI MEI

Scott found his love for aviation during his four years on active duty as a United States Marine. While in Pensacola, Florida for his Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) school, he was afforded the opportunity to take an introductory flight in a T-34 Mentor; The T-34 was the initial trainer aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps pilots. While he did not make a career as a military pilot, he did find his passion for flying. He went on to finish his flight training at Arizona State University. After completing his flight training, he worked as a flight instructor here in Arizona for 2 years before relocating to Juneau, Alaska. While there, Scott worked for Alaska Seaplanes, a 135 charter company flying passengers, cargo, food, mail and supplies to remote destinations though out south east Alaska. As a Bush pilot, he learned many valuable skills he now passes on to his students. When asked about his time in Alaska Scott says, “I had read about special VFR, seen forecasts of high winds, and reduced visibility, but had never flown in it. None of my instructors that trained me as a student would fly when the winds were more that about 10 knots. I think it is important to learn those skills too. It’s not always calm out with unlimited visibility.”

Scott formed Sierra Charlie Aviation to help students reach their dream of becoming pilots. One of his favorite things to do is take people up on their first flight. “I remember my first flight and my first solo like it was yesterday.” He says. He always wanted a place to learn to fly that was fun, and inviting. Scott wants to change the flight training experience. He wants students to finish their training feeling confident and excited to continue learning. “Learning to fly is an incredibly rewarding and life changing experience.”

If Scott isn’t at the office, or up in the air flying you will find him at the Ice Rink playing hockey with his dad and good friends. He is also currently working on the logistics, planning, and sponsorship to break the current World Record Endurance Flight. 64 days 22 hours 19 minutes without landing. He plans to complete this record flying a Cessna 206 around the United States in 2017.

Tom DeYoung:	 Senior Flight Instructor ATP, SEL, MEL, Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor, CFI, CFII
Tom DeYoung
Senior Flight Instructor

ATP, SEL, MEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI CFII

Tom has loved airplanes since he was little. He started flying when he went to college and graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Science. After college Tom started flight instructing in Scottsdale to build flight time toward his ultimate goal of becoming an airline pilot. In 2012 he took a break from instructing when he was hired at Republic Airlines to fly the Bombardier Q-400 in Denver, CO. There's a certain satisfaction that comes from flight instructing that Tom just wasn't getting at the airlines. So after a couple months hiatus he went back to flight instructing in his free time. In 2015 he started Compass Airlines, and is currently a Captain on the Embraer 170/175 in Los Angeles, CA.

Tom has logged almost 6000 hours of flight time, about 2000 of which is dual instruction given. He's trained Sport Pilots to Flight Instructors, leisure flyers to airline pilots. No two flights are ever alike. Every flight provides a unique set of challenges, learning opportunities, and incredible views. For Tom, the idea of starting the day in one place and ending it hundreds or even thousands of miles away is exciting. It never gets old.

ATP MEL, BE-400, CE-680 Commercial SEL Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor CFI CFII MEI | Zane did his Flight Training in Arizona where he graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in aviation management., Zane has worked as a Flight Instructor in Arizona for many years.
Zane Stricker
Senior Flight Instructor

ATP MEL, BE-400, CE-680
Commercial SEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI CFII MEI

Zane found his love for aviation early in life, but didn't pursue it until after 6 years in the United States Air Force. Zane did his Flight Training in Arizona where he graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in aviation management. Zane has worked as a Flight Instructor in Arizona for many years. He instructed career airline pilots for at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy at Falcon Field Airport before pursuing a longtime goal of flying in Alaska. There he flew flight tours, supplies and passengers for Alaska Seaplane Service in Juneau. Having found a love for adverse weather flying, Zane went on to fly for Ameriflight as a Training Captain in the Piper Chieftain throughout the Southwestern and pacific Northwestern United States. Now in addition to flight training in Scottsdale Arizona with Sierra Charlie Aviation Zane is also flying a Hawker 400.

Nick Mattingly: Flight Instructor: Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL  Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor CFI, CFII, MEI
Nick Mattingly
Flight Instructor

Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI, CFII, MEI

Nick has grown up around aviation his entire life and spent a lot of time at the airport with his father. Nick’s father is a private pilot and has been since he was born. When Nick was 14 he took his first flight lesson and fell in love with flying and knew that this is what he wanted to make a career out of flying. He then went on to do his first solo flight at the age of 16. He then continued to earn his Private Pilot’s License at the age of 17. Once he graduated from high school he enrolled in ATP Flight School to complete his flight training. Nick is now working for Sierra Charlie Aviation and is excited about teaching others how to fly.

Matt Kampa: Flight Instructor: Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL  Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor CFI, CFII, MEI
Matt Kampa
Flight Instructor

Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI, CFII, MEI

Matt grew up in a family of aviation that sparked his interest early. Matt has had the opportunity to experience the aviation industry in all aspects. He worked for Honeywell Aerospace as an Aerospace welder/machinist in their Part 145 repair and overhaul facilities. Matt also worked for Honeywell Aerospace a few years later as a Flight Data Specialist in their Flight Data Center. He has worked for a variety of flight schools and academies in the Phoenix area before finding his home at Sierra Charlie Aviation. In addition, he flies a Pilatus PC12 NG for a local charter company. Matt loves Flight Instructing and sharing his passion in aviation with others. He has trained Private, Instrument, Commercial, and CFI applicants, he has a special niche for teaching instrument students.

Ryan Kerin: Flight Instructor: Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL  Instrument Airplane Flight Instructor CFI, CFII, MEI
Ryan Kerin
Flight Instructor

Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor CFI, CFII, MEI

Ryan was fascinated with airplanes and how things worked as a kid. Growing up he often went flying with friends in a 1946 Piper J3 Cub and a 1955 Cessna 150. After high school Ryan got his A&P license from Colorado Aero Tech and worked as an airplane mechanic for about 16 years ending up in Steamboat Springs Colorado working as a general aviation mechanic. In the summer of 2016 his eyes widened with a whole new world of possibilities when a friend of his got his private pilot license and bought a 1982 Mooney and offered to take Ryan up for a sunset flight around Steamboat, he jumped on the chance. The next day they loaded up the mountain bikes and flew to Moab to go biking for the day. It was right then and there Ryan knew what he wanted to do with his life. The next day he signed up with the flight school in Steamboat Springs and started working on his private pilot license, getting some very valuable mountain and high-altitude experience. He was able to take several HALLO (high altitude low level operations) training flights. As the winter set in and flying became difficult with heavy snows, Ryan flew south for the winter to work on the rest of his ratings in Scottsdale Arizona. Pursuing the dream full time with the great weather in Phoenix, made it possible to finish all commercial and CFI ratings in six months and start flight instructing.

With several hundred hours under his belt Ryan says “Becoming a flight instructor has been one of the best days of my life, and being able to spread the joy of flight to others makes everyday the best day. I just don’t know why I waited so long”.

Daniel Holsapple
Flight Instructor

ATP, SEL, MEL
CFI CFII

Danny has been flying his whole life starting with his father. Danny attended Henderson State University in Arkansas and finished his flight training at ATP in Arlington, TX. After ATP he was a flight instructor for Skymates at Arlington Airport. After building his time instructing he was offered a job flying for an oil company in his home town in Arkansas where he was later promoted to Chief Pilot. He was flying the Mitsubishi MU-2, King Air 90, Cessna 310, and Cessna 340's. He also partnered with another pilot and purchased a Cessna 150 to teach flight lessons out of his home airport. Danny is currently flying the CRJ 700/900 for Mesa Airlines, and previously flew the EMB-175 for them. He came to teach at Sierra Charlie Aviation because of his passion for teaching and general aviation. He holds an ATP, CFI, CFII, and MEI with multiple type ratings. He is very excited to be apart of the Sierra. Charlie Aviation team and hopes to help as many people as he can achieve their dream of flying.

Melise Campbell: Administration: Private Pilot
Melise Campbell
Office Manager

Private Pilot
Administration

Bauback Anvary: Administration: Private/Instrument Pilot
Bauback Anvary
Administration

Private/Instrument Pilot

Kyle Toth: Administration/Dispatch: Private, Instrument Airplane
Kyle Toth
Administration/Dispatch

Private, Instrument Airplane

Kyle’s passion for aviation likely came from his mother, who was a flight attendant and regaled him with stories of the jet set crowd when he was a young boy.

Although his first love was baseball, Kyle was a collegiate athlete where he played college baseball at Yavapai community college, then onto University of Mississippi before finishing his degree at Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science. A career in baseball did not work out but an opportunity to fly with an airline pilot gave Kyle the “bug”. He is an instrument rated private pilot and is working toward his commercial license.