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
Connor Petroskey - Instructor, CFI