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MEET THE CLIPPER AVIATION FLIGHT CREW!

Our team includes a diverse group of pilots, instructors, and support staff who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to you. We believe that the best way to learn is through hands-on experience, and our team is here to guide you every step of the way.
 
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MEET OUR FLIGHT TEAM

Here you can view our world-class flight crew and see what makes them each passionate about aviation. After getting to know us, we would love to get to know you. So please reach out and schedule a time to come join us in person.

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Bryan Ferrell
Chief Pilot CFI-AIM

Bryan Ferrell

Chief Pilot CFI-AIM
"Born and raised in Portugal, my ongoing journey in aviation has opened an incredible world of experiences. Following time in the Air Force, I found passion in flight instruction. Detail-oriented and with precise and elevated standards, I look forward to helping you achieve your flying goals."
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Marco Soriaga
Asst. Chief Pilot CFI-AI

Marco Soriaga

Asst. Chief Pilot CFI-AI
"Like many of my fellow aviators, my passion for flying started at a very young age. I am grateful for the general aviation community and its boundless opportunities. I aspire to inspire and motivate both seasoned aviators and the future generation of pilots; encouraging a continuous focus on safety and good aeronautical decision making."
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Emily Hauke
Training Standards Manager CFI-AIM

Emily Hauke

Training Standards Manager CFI-AIM
"My love of travel, people, and flight brought me into the world of aviation and I’ve found my home instructing at Clipper Aviation. I strive to foster your passion and excitement for flying, as well as help you gain the knowledge and experiences needed to make you a safe pilot. Becoming a pilot is one of the best decisions I have ever made; I hope I get to be a part of your aviation journey."
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Michael Sahakian
CFI - AI

Michael Sahakian

CFI - AI
"When I was very young, I got to sit at the controls of a B737 simulator at Boeing - let’s just say that leaves an impression!  After getting lost in the jungle of life, I realized I had it right the first time with my passion for aviation!  I love sharing this journey with my students in creating the best aviators out there."
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Noah Clark
CFI - AIM

Noah Clark

CFI - AIM

"Growing up near an airport in Hawaii, my earliest memories consisted of plane-spotting large airliners flying out of Honolulu. As an instructor, I aim to reveal my clients’ passion for aviation through a welcoming, exciting, and safety-focused learning environment tailored to each unique learning style."

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Kayla Jett
CFI-AIM

Kayla Jett

CFI-AIM
"Unlike many aviators, my passion for flight didn't come until later in life. I was in an entirely other career. But, from my first discovery flight, I was hooked. My goal is to aid students in safely pursuing their aviation goals while maintaining the excitement that only comes from flying an airplane." 
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Tara Lopez
CFI-AIM

Tara Lopez

CFI-AIM
"Growing up, I was always that kid who ran outside when a plane was flying over my house, and I still do! It is a great privilege to now be a part of the aviation community and to be able to share the importance of discipline and determination with future aviators. I look forward to working with you to foster your passion, skill and love for aviation."
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Changhwan "Jade" Jung
CFI-AI

Changhwan "Jade" Jung

CFI-AI
"Embarking on my aviation journey at Embry Riddle, I was captivated by the distinctive and fascination of the pilot profession. Now, as a dedicated flight instructor, I want to share my diverse experience with new pilots. I always prioritize safety and, at the same time, strive to make the flying experience enjoyable and invaluable."
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Nipun Nair
CFI-AIM

Nipun Nair

CFI-AIM
"My passion for aviation began as a kid. I've transitioned many careers, to finally achieve my dream. I'm excited to introduce new aviators to the world of flying and guide them to becoming safe, responsible, and well-rounded pilots."
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Darien Echeverry
CFI-AI

Darien Echeverry

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Zachary Gunner
CFI-AI

Zachary Gunner

CFI-AI
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Rachel Beltran del Rio
CFI-AIM

Rachel Beltran del Rio

CFI-AIM
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Riese McClellan
CFI-A

Riese McClellan

CFI-A
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Emma Young
Operations Manager

Emma Young

Operations Manager
"Growing up constantly traveling, I formed a love for the adventure of flying. My goal is to provide that same inviting, affable experience for our aspiring and established pilots as I experienced. Majoring in psychology, the interaction with clients and team members perpetually benefits my growth in learning."
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Alex Garcia
Flight Crew Support

Alex Garcia

Flight Crew Support
"My passion for aviation has always been deep-seated in me. After working for a corporate company for almost 10 years, I decided to pursue this passion by becoming a pilot. I have never looked back!"
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Ricky Arrieta
Line Service

Ricky Arrieta

Line Service
"When I was eight years old, my dad who worked at an airport, invited me into an airplane cockpit—a moment that was etched into my soul. Since then, aviation has been my life. I am working on my pilot's license and love being around aviation."
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Juan Lezama
Line Service

Juan Lezama

Line Service
"I am proudly from Los Angeles! My love for aviation is fueled by a profound passion for aircraft, the exhilarating feeling of being in the sky, and a fascination with WWII stories that have left an indelible mark on my imagination. My dream is to obtain my A&P license and become a pilot, with the ultimate goal of exploring the skies all around the world."
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James Raffini
President

James Raffini

President
"Born and raised in Hong Kong, my interest in aviation began as a passenger on many long-haul flights. Since receiving my pilot's license in high school, flying has given me 15 years of adventure. Transitioning from a career in finance to aviation has allowed me to continue this journey."
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Charles Raffini
President

Charles Raffini

President
"My lifelong passion for aviation has expressed itself in several ways. As an active pilot since high school and a former aviation consultant, both my personal and professional lives have revolved around this space. My hope is that Clipper Aviation allows many others to experience the joy of flying as I have."

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