Faculty / Instructors

Instructor Profiles

Mr. Terry Yoder, President/CEO

Educational Background:

Grace College of the Bible (Grace University), Mission Aviation, 1988-1991; Certificate of Completion, Iowa Western Community College, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, 1991; Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Cornerstone University, 2002; Master of Education degree in School Administration and Supervision, Liberty University, 2008.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant (A&P), 1991; Private Pilot – Single Engine Land, 1992; Inspection Authorization (IA), 1997.

Mr. Nathan Rozema, Maintenance School Director/A&P Instructor

Educational Background:

Certificate of Completion, School of Missionary Aviation Technology AMT Program; Spokane Turbine Center, (PT6A Line Maintenance and Hot Section Inspection Training).

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant, 2007. Inspection Authorization, 2014.

Mr. Steve VanBeveren, Flight School Director/Flight Instructor

Educational Background:

B.S. degree Missionary Aviation Technology, Moody Bible Institute

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant license 1991; Private Pilot 1991, Commercial Pilot: SEL/MEL/Instrument 1993, Flight Instructor: Airplane/Instrument/Advanced Ground 1993

Mr. Neil DuBois, Chief Flight Instructor

Educational Background:

Moody Bible Institute with B.S. degree in Missionary Aviation Technology, 1986.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant, 1984; Private Pilot, 1984; Instrument Airplane, 1986; Commercial Pilot, 1986; Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land, 1986, Flight Instructor: Instrument Airplane, 1987; Commercial Glider, 2000; Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine Land, Instrument, 2003, ATP Multi-Engine Land, 2003. Note: Neil is on loan from JAARS

Mr. Duane Linsley, A&P Instructor, Mechanic

Educational Background:

Diploma, Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, Missionary Aviation Program, 1973; Associates degree in Applied Science, Chochise College, 1974

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Private Pilot, 1971; Commercial Pilot, 1972; Instrument Airplane, 1975; Airframe and Powerplant, 1974; Inspection Authorization, 1978; Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine, 1985, Flight Instructor: Instrument Airplane, 1986; Commercial Pilot: Single Engine Sea, 1987; Commercial Pilot: Multi-Engine Land, 1987, Commercial Pilot, Helicopter, 1981, Helicopter Instructor, 1987, FAA Designated Mechanics Examiner, 1996.

Mr. Dean Peterson, A&P Instructor

Educational Background:

Associate degree in Applied Science, DeVry Technological Institute, 1969; diploma, Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, 1976; Inspection Authorization from Love Aviation Training Center, 1986; Bachelors degree in Organizational Development, Cornerstone College, 1995; Certificate of Completion, Avco Lycoming Reciprocating Engine School in Williamsport, PA, 1984; Designated Mechanics Examiner,1996; FCC Radiotelephone license, 1998.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Private Pilot, 1973; Commercial Pilot, 1975, Airplane Single Engine; Commercial Pilot, Helicopter, 1985; Commercial Pilot, Seaplane, 1985.

Mr. Rod Hatcher, A&P Instructor

Educational Background:

Diploma, Missionary Aviation, Moody Bible Institute ; Additional training at Wheaton College, Prairie Bible Institute, Lansing Community College and Mount Hope Bible Training Institute. (Additional course work in Bible and aviation).

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Private Pilot, 1969; Commercial Pilot, 1975; Instrument Airplane, 1978; (Airplane Single Engine); Airframe & Powerplant, 1978; Inspection Authorization.

Mr. Brad Olson, A&P Lab Assistant, Mechanic

Educational Background:

U.S. Army Tactical Transport Helicopter Repair Training, 1989; Southwestern Michigan College, Associate degree in Applied Science, 1993.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant, 1993; Private Pilot, 2002; Instrument Airplane, 2005; Commercial Single Engine Land, 2009; Inspection Authorization, 2010.

Mr. Bryan Jones, Flight Instructor, Mechanic

Educational Background:

Texas A&M University, BS in Agronomy, 2003; USAF officer, 2004-2008; LeTourneau University, BS in Mission Aviation, 2012; Certificate of Completion, American Flyers CFI Academy, 2012.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Private Pilot, 2005; Instrument Airplane, 2006; Commercial Pilot, Single-Engine Land & Multi-Engine Land, 2009; Flight Instructor, Instrument Airplane, 2012; Ground Instructor, Advance Instrument, 2012; Airframe & Powerplant , 2012.

Mr. Ryan De Roos, Mechanic

Educational Background:

Associates degree in Biblical studies from New Tribes Bible Institute 2011-2013

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Private pilots license, single engine land - Huron Flight College - 2011; A&P certificate - SMAT - 2014-15

Mr. Jamin Lorch, Mechanic

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

A&P, 2014; Private Pilot, Single Engine Land, 2014; Instrument Airplane, 2015; Commercial Pilot, Single Engine Land, 2015

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