Joe has been flying since 1970, first in gliders at RAF Bicester and concurrently in civil airplanes at the RAF Upper Heyford Aero Club. By 1973, he earned, not only the Private certificate, but also the Commercial, Instrument and Flight Instructor certificates. Joe has a modest but proud career in aviation, flying airplanes as big as Twin Otters at Samoa Air and as small as his own glider, the Duster BJ1B. He is most proud of his accomplishments as a bush pilot in Alaska, earning 2000 all-season flying hours in Cessna 207 and Cessna 208B aircraft. He has flown to places like Tonga and Niue in the South Pacific and Anaktuvuk Pass in Northern Alaska. He flew sky-divers for Sky Dive Kauai and set personal records by staying aloft in his glider for 5.5 hours and climbing to 14,000 feet. With almost 4000 total hours and about 700 hours as a flight instructor, Joe has a passion to teach exemplary stick-and-rudder skills.
Diane Hammer began working at Sunshine Flyers in June of 2014. She has earned her Private Pilot License and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice with the goal of eventually flying Helicopter for CHP or Sheriff. She is highly knowledgeable in multiple areas of aviation as well as the Sunshine Flyers business. Diane works in the office five days a week and will be happy to assist you with any questions, scheduling, or billing inquiries.
Michael Duncan has owned and operated Sunshine Flyers for more than 34 years. Having flown for almost 40 years, he has experience beyond most other pilots with over 14000 hours total time and nearly 8000 hours instructor time. He is CFII, MEI, A&P, IA, ASEL, ASES, AAGG (all around good guy), tailwheel, float rated and also instructs in Light Sport. He specializes in tailwheel and basic aerobatics. Don't miss the opportunity to fly with this amazing instructor!
Tammy Meredith began working at Sunshine Flyers in June of 2015. She is a great addition to our office staff. Currently, Tammy is working toward her Private Pilot License. She works very hard to fulfill all of our clients' needs and to answer any questions pertaining to aviation or the Sunshine Flyers business. Here, she is pictured next to the P-51 that she flew in during the Bud Anderson statue unveiling in 2015.
As an instructor, Greg Pellerin puts much care and interest into his students. He is enthusiastic and has a good sense of humor, effortlessly creating an upbeat, low stress learning environment for students of all ages. He has partnered with Michael Duncan for 30 years and has served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army with 5000 hrs. of flight time. He has been training pilots since 2007 and holds single-engine and multi-engine ratings, certification in rotorcraft, with commercial and instrument rating for all, and is CFI rated in single-engine airplanes.
As a multi-talented instructor, Mike Poteet is not only a fixed wing pilot, but a helicopter pilot as well. With nearly 2500 hours of experience, he is a man worth of trusting up in the air. He has instructed and flown all over the country, from Florida to California. He is CFII rated in both fixed wing and helicopter. He is pictured here with one of his outstanding private pilot students, Margie Oxley.
Part 61 Flight School
Meet Scott Holland! Scott earned his Private Pilot's License in 1988 and his instructor rating in 1992. Overall he has his CFII, MEI, a type rating in a Beechcraft 1900, and instructs in Tailwheel. His flight experience includes banner-towing for ten years, cargo flying for ten years, and working as a training Captain for a part 135 operation, training pilots to fly Beechcraft 99's, 1900's, and Chieftain's. His total flight time is 10,000 hrs. Scott is calm, patient, kind-spoken and ready to help anyone on their way to getting their pilot's license!
Jeremy earned his pilot's license at the Hillsborough Airport in the Portland Area. He is CFI, Single Engine Land Commercial, and Multi-Engine Land Commercial rated. Jeremy is currently working toward an Associates in Aviation Science. Jeremy also instructs in Light Sport and will teach you to fly in our Evektor SportStar. Eager to teach, ready to fly, and highly committed to his students, Jeremy is a top quality instructor perfect for any flying experience.