THE STORY OF P&N

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BONNIE ROTH

Expert Flight Instructor

Bonnie is a CFI, CFI-I, MEL, AGI, UAS, and a Gold Seal Instructor with over 7,000 hours. She is a passionate pilot with a great ability to relate to students with real-world flight experience! She contributed to the F22 project for 8 year at Rockwell Collins before starting flying herself. Bonnie's students have a 90% pass rate. She also flies corporate charters on occasion.

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JACKIE SEBETKA

Manager, Vice President

Jackie is P&N's VP and the flight school manager. She is very proud to be a part of a family run business.  She is currently a student pilot, airplane owner, and is passionate about aviation. Jackie was a senior project manager at a Fortune 500 for 20 years before joining P&N. 

DEREK HARSEN

Flight Instructor

Derek has over 7,000 hour in single and multi engine airplanes. His flight time includes thousands of instruction-given time as well as flying for charter companies and corporate flight departments. 

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TERRELL BROWNLEE

Flight Instructor

Terrell has been a CFI at P&N for three years and holds COM, SEL, MEL, and INST certificates. Terrell has over 1,800 hours of flight time and extensive flight line experience. In addition he is beginning to fly charters and corporate aircraft.

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TANNER RAU

Manager, Flight Instructor

Tanner is the Clinton FBO manager and is a CFI. Tanner will be going the charter team in the coming months and continues to manage the FBO and instruct. He graduated with a degree in Aviation Management from University of Dubuque. 

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ALEX HAGGIN

Private Pilot, Dispatcher

Alex is a private pilot and he is one of our dispatchers. He is attending University of Dubuque majoring in Flight Operations and later plans to join the airlines.

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AXEL KNUDSEN

Flight Instructor

Axel is based at Marion and instructing full time. As a younger, but experienced pilot he relates well with aspiring aviators. 

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JAN WALTON

Pilot Examiner, Instructor

Jan is a Commercial Pilot (SEL, MEL, RTC), Certified Flight Instructor (SEL, MEL, RTC, Instrument), Advanced Ground Instructor, Master CFI, NAFI 2006 CFI of the Year, & FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. Jan is most happy when flying a helicopter with the doors off, but will happily instruct in airplanes as well. 

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COLE NORTON

President, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor

Cole is the president of P&N. He holds ATP, COM, SEL, MEL, INST, RTC, UAS certificate, advanced and instrument ground instructor. Cole specializes in instructing Commercial pilot students, Initial CFI students, and stage checks for P&Ns private pilot students. He is also an FAA Safety Team Representative and Cheif Pilot of the FAA approved 135 air charter certificate.

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Connor Carlson

FBO Manager, Flight Instructor

Connor is the FBO/flight school manager in Independence. He holds a bachelors degree from University of Dubuque in Flight Operations. As a commercial pilot and flight instructor he's teaching new pilots in the area.

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Matt Reed

Private Pilot

Matt is a private pilot working on the instrument rating. He also helps manage the Clinton FBO.

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MALCOLM CLEOPE

Flight Instructor

Malcolm is a CFI-II & MEL who loves to teach and is passionate about flying.  Previously, he was a missionary/bush pilot overseas, flying to various remote islands and grass airstrips.  Malcolm is a former college instructor and has extensive multiengine experience. 

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BENNY (AND THE JETS)

Airport Dog

He would stick his head out of the airplane window like the car we let him. He will be your co-pilot in exchange for any type of food or if you leave the airplane door unattended he might just jump in.