Meet Our Team

Trevor Cardey 2020-06-09T18:29:51+00:00

TREVOR CARDEY

Flight Instructor

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

Trevor is the first person in his family to pursue a career in aviation and was raised in Santa Clarita, California. His inspiration to fly initially sparked from attending airshows as a little boy and the experiences visiting commercial airports growing up as well. He always had an interest but not a passion for flying until at age 17, he took a flight lesson in a Cessna 150 at Santa Paula airport in California. He was hooked from there. He moved to Phoenix to attend the Arizona State University professional flight program where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2017. Following his graduation from ASU, Trevor worked as a flight instructor for over a year training all levels from student pilots to commercial pilots out of Mesa Gateway airport (IWA). In 2019, he accepted an airline job based at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) flying the Embraer 175 all over the western United States, Canada and Mexico.

Trevor is excited to now be on the instructor team at SCA. He teaches the mentality that what you know is just as important as where you find it. He puts an emphasis on knowledge of FAA handbooks and scenario based training to give students the opportunity to apply and not just rote memorize knowledge. His favorite memories as an instructor have come from taking new student pilots for their first flight lesson; “It’s one of the most extraordinary things I have ever experienced. To be with someone who realizes their life’s passion through those controls for the first time is something i’ll never forget. Those are the kind of priceless memories for me that aviation has provided and as an instructor it’s a blessing to be part of that journey in someone’s life.”

Trevor is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot with over 1400 total flight hours and type ratings in the Embraer 170/190 family of aircraft. In addition, he holds multi-engine, single-engine and instrument flight instructor ratings with over 600 hours of instruction given in both the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole. At over 820 hours total in the Cessna 172 he believes it is the most reliable and forgiving single-engine training aircraft in the world.