Mike Polit

$80/hr

 

Mike has been in the aviation business for a couple years now, splitting his time between flying as a crop duster out of an airport in Biggs and working in their shop as an A&P mechanic. With his plethora of time in tail wheel aircraft, Mike loves to impart stick and rudder and tail wheel skills to students. He also enjoys training primary students up to the private level, especially in his off season. Mike is excited to share all that he has learned in the aviation industry and help pilots on their journey to becoming more skilled. He also adores rice krispie treats with M&Ms.

Randy Leys

$80/hr

 

Randy was born and raised on a ranch in Canada but moved to Texas full-time at the age of 26. Randy received his flight training at the Mc Allen, Texas airfield, KMFE, soloing at 17 and getting his Private Pilot's License at 19. Randy has gone on to earn his CFII, MEI, ATP, Private Pilot's License in Helicopter, 7 type ratings, and tailwheel. In his 43 years of flying, Randy has accumulated 18,700 hours of flight time in mostly Corporate business jets. Now that Randy has retired from his career in the world of Corporate aviation, he is excited and eager to get back into flight instructing. Randy strives to cater his teaching methods to his students and takes pride in sharing the true joys of aviation. He also loves chocolate mousse. 

Scott Woodland

$80/hr


Fascinated with flight since he was a toddler, Scott started flying when he was 18 years old. After taking a bit of a break from aviation to pursue a career in civil engineering, he returned in his mid-40s with the desire to teach people how to fly. Between training his adorable golden retriever Flare and working part time as a civil engineer, Scott has a great enthusiasm for the teaching process and helping people achieve their life long dreams of flying. He also loves snickerdoodles. 

 


Helen Dobeck

$80/hr


Since her first takeoff three years ago, Helen was sure she wanted to fly professionally. After graduating college with a degree in economics and math, she spent a year training horses while completing her private pilot training. Since February 2019, she has worked the desk at Sunshine Flyers, with the dream of teaching people how to fly. Now, she can't wait to pass on the adventure of flying to others. Helen also has a fondness for mint oreo cookies.

 


Tammy Meredith

Office Staff

 

Tammy Meredith began working at Sunshine Flyers in June of 2015. Tammy has earned her Private Pilot License in January 2017. She is highly knowledgeable and works very hard to fulfill all of our clients' needs and 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.

Michael Duncan

$80/hr

 

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 15,000 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!

We have some of the finest instructors in the area at Sunshine Flyers. All of our instructors are experienced, talented pilots, eager to spread their wealth of knowledge. Each of our instructors has their own expertise, whether it be tailwheel instruction, mountain flying, or even helicopter instruction. They are happy not only to fly with you, but also to sit down and help you through any complex concept you may be struggling with. No matter what it is you need in order to further your flying experience, our instructors will fit to your schedule, not the other way around because here at Sunshine Flyers, the students always come first.

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Camile Tricomo

$80/hr

 

Camile took her first introductory flight when she was 16 years old and has been hooked ever since then. Eight years and two children later, she has flown a wide variety of aircraft and has spent time teaching up in Truckee, making her a perfect mountain flying course instructor. Camile has a life long love for teaching, from her time on the ski slopes to now her time in the air. She loves aviation as a career and can't wait to see where it will take her. She also loves chocolate chip cookies.

Kelsey Dashiell

Office Staff

 

Kelsey Dashiell is our newest addition to the office staff here at Sunshine Flyers. She is currently in the process of attaining her private pilot and is working toward her goal of flying professionally in the aviation industry. Kelsey works in the office three days a week and will be happy to assist you with your scheduling necessities. 

Kelly Richards

$80/hr

 

Kelly has been with Sunshine for four years. After obtaining his CFI, he flew survey around the United States in Cessnas and Aztecs. Now, as a full time instructor at Sunshine, he loves instructing in the tailwheel and enjoys flying aerobatics in his time off. Kelly is passionate about helping others achieve their aviation goals.

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