THE STORY OF P&N

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BONNIE ROTH

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 years 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. 

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DEREK HARSEN

Flight Instructor

Derek has over 7,000 hours 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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Dustin Storjohann

Flight Instructor

Dustin is a CFI, CFII and MEI and is instructing full time at Marion.

He did his training in Colorado and Florida. He instructed in Quad Cities area and Georgia before joining P&N.

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Luke Niemi

Flight Instructor

Luke is originally from Wisconsin. He based at Marion and instructing full time. You are gonna identify Luke because of his cap and his ROGER on the radio!.

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Bear Armstrong

Dispatcher, Private Pilot

Bear is gonna make sure you are all set for your flight!. 

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Julia Protexter

Dispatcher, Student Pilot

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Joseph VanHook

Manager, Student

Joseph is the Independence FBO Manager and student pilot.

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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,LTA, GLI, 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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Lucas Rinaldi

Operations Manager,

Airline Transport Pilot

Lucas holds a FAA ATP MEL, COM SEL, and also ICAO ATP MEL with 737NG Type rating. He is also a CFI with 3300+ total flight hours. He has experience as Airline First Officer, Corportate pilot, flight instruction, banner,glider towing and tailwheel airplanes.

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Matt Reed

Manager, Flight Instructor

Matt is the Clinton FBO manager. Matt holds a Commercial SEL, Instruments  and CFI. If you are learning to fly in Clinton you'll have the pleasure of flying with Matt!.

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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 in the car if we would 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.