Derek Gleason

Derek Gleason
CertificationsCFI, CFII, MEI
AvailabilityCharter Flights, Stage Checks

Charter Captain, Check Instructor

Derek was born and raised in Montana and moved to Arizona shortly after graduating high school. While in Chandler Arizona, he found a passion for aviation and began his flight career at a local airport. After ten years, he made the decision to move back to his home state to be closer to his growing family and friends. 

Shortly after moving back he discovered Montana State’s Aviation Program and graduated in 2017. When Derek is not flying, he can be found spending time with his family (15 nieces and nephews to be exact), educating others on health and wellness, working out, playing basketball, skiing, hiking, golfing, boating, or visiting friends in Arizona. Derek has years of experience in educating and training individuals and truly enjoys helping others achieve their goals.