John has been flying since he was 16 years old and has around 3,000 hours of flight time. John owns a Mooney 231 which he likes to fly often with his wife and daughter, traveling to fun and interesting places. He flies for a local law enforcement agency full time and enjoys instructing and passing on what he has learned over 30 years of flying. John loves chocolate cake.
Rory Ondracek is a CFII/MEI from Roseville, CA. After graduating from Sac State with his BA in anthropology, he received his private pilot license here at Sunshine and continued his flying education out of Sacramento Executive airport (KSAC). Rory received his instructor ratings in December of 2020 and has since returned to Sunshine to start instructing. He is an enthusiastic instructor who loves to share his passion about aviation with others. He also loves carrot cake
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.