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Zach Ganton - Instructor/Owner

For my 24th birthday, my wife bought me an introductory flight lesson at The Kalamazoo Airport. The moment I got in the plane, I was permanently hooked.  One of my greatest joys is seeing new people fly, as it reminds me of how I felt that first time I sat in the left seat.  

I earned my Private Pilot License in Kalamazoo and worked my way up to becoming a Flight Instructor. I have trained in Florida, around Michigan, and of course, here in Kalamazoo.  I enjoy flying, traveling, and being outside. Aviation is my passion and I value every minute I get to be in the airplane.  I hope for the opportunity to train with you!


Jeff Rogers - Instructor/Owner

Stemming from a love for aviation, Jeff has grown a career at the AZO airport. Jeff teaches students while simultaneous operating the fuel depot and running Kalamazoo Pilot's Association.  Jeff loves the social opportunities that the airport presents and has a passion for introducing new people to flying!


Kyle Franklin - Instructor, CFI

Kyle is a graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He began flying at the age of 14 years old. Earned Private Pilot at the Howell/Livingston County airport in 2005. Since then, Kyle was an intern for a  charter company out of Pontiac airport, flew The King Air in Northern Michigan, and now is a full time Air Traffic Controller at Kalamazoo Airport. Kyle also works as a controller yearly at Oshkosh Air Venture. When he’s not controlling planes, he is teaching people the love flight or at home spending time with his wife and son. 


Jett  Haifley - Instructor, CFI

Jett grew up around aviation and always had a passion for flying.  He got his Private Pilot’s License immediately after graduating high-school  in 2019.  He enjoys hunting, boating, and fishing. 


Tyler  Heinonen - Instructor, CFI

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