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.