OUR TEAM

Get To Know Us

TOM SMITH

Owner / Chief Pilot

If you call or visit Centennial Flyers, Tom may be the first person you speak with. He is a retired Legacy Airline Captain and a recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots and requires more then 50 years of professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise.

SCOTT SMITH

Safety / IT

Scott is a current Boeing 777 Pilot and director of Safety. Contact Scott for any technical or safety related issues. scotty.h.smith@gmail.com

DEBI SMITH

Secretary / Treasurer

Debi is a practicing registered nurse, by trade, since 1985, and the gal behind the scenes. Debi assists Tom with many of the daily management tasks required for day -to -day operations.

THE INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTORS

STEVE PURCELL

 

Total Flight Time: 27,024 Hrs

Certified Flight Instructor: 18,860 Hrs.

142 FAA Pilot Completions

57 years in the cockpit

Private, Commercial, CFI.

Tailwheel, High Performance, Complex, Colorado Mnt. Flying,

BFRs, International Ferry Pilot.

303-929-6888

purcellpiperj3@aol.com

ADAM STANLEY

Delta Air Lines 777 Pilot
Military Aviator
CFII
720.808.4491
adam.c.stanley@gmail.com

SPENCER MAMBER

Hi, I’m Spencer Mamber and I’ve been flying and instructing for more years than most of you reading this. 😉 I’m a former USAF Instructor pilot with a ATP, CFIIA, CFIME and Single Engine SEA. I also have commercial privileges in the Boeing 707/720 & Rotorcraft Helicopters. What I enjoy most is what I call Primary Instructing, taking a pedestrian and turn them into a Private Pilot. My primary vocation is being a RE/MAX Realtor, so the number of students I take on IS limited. I am an aircraft owner and after more than 8,300 hours, I still love to fly. Welcome to Centennial Flyers! 

spencerm@remax.net

720-838-0509

RE/MAX Masters Millennium

WIL POWELL

Wil is an active commercial pilot and flight instructor. Holding additional flight certificates in both Canada and Hungary. Additionally over the last 11 years, has been an FAA Safety Representative out of the Denver Regional FSDO 


wpowell@sprintmail.com 

Cell: 303.870.4632


  


STEVE BEIER

- Part time instructor (CFI) with 3650 hours total time, and 500 hours instruction given. 


- Electrical Engineer working as a Project Manager for a small automation/controls company. 


- Five years experience in part 121 airline and 135 on-demand charter. Dornier 328, CASA-212, King Air C90, and Mitsubishi MU-2. 


- Part-time instructor on weekends and evenings, but can squeeze flights in on weekdays with advance notice. 


- Initial training for Private Pilots, Flight Reviews, and Club Checkouts. 


303-229-1827

Steven.Beier@comcast.net.

BRANDON THOMPSON

Brandon is a former Naval Aviator, Aerospace Engineer, and now Program Manager & part-time MEI/CFI.  He is a hybrid instructor pilot educated through military and civilian flight programs, including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and FAA Part 61, with 20 years’ flying experience. 

 

Brandon offers integrated flight instruction, from discovery/intro flights, single and multi-engine training, to military jet aviators transitioning to general aviation.  As a part-time FAA instructor pilot since 2006, he is generally available weekends, early morning/late afternoon weekdays, and potentially other times with sufficient planning.

 

Brandon.Thompson_USNA@outlook.com

678.360.0484

NICK BESMAN

Hi, my name is Nick and I’m excited for the possibility of flying with you! I have always had a passion for all things aviation.  I am a commercial pilot, single, multi-engine, and instrument and a CFI-single engine land.  I have had experience at multiple flight schools across the country part 141 and part 61. I have experience flying in coastal as well as mountain environments. My goal as your instructor would be to help you be the best, safest, and most confident pilot you can be. My favorite part about being a flight instructor is sharing my passion for aviation and learning more about what motivates my students.  I am a full-time instructor, so I am happy to accommodate almost any schedule.  Please feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule a flight at (303) 229-0793 or via email at n.besman17@gmail.com

JJ GRINDROD

A retired Air Force Officer, JJ has over 20 years of experience in military, commercial, and general aviation.  JJ is a part-time CFI and has a flexible schedule for working with students. With 3,000+ flying hours, JJ offers flight instruction across the spectrum to include: discovery/intro flights, basic flight training, flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks, training for advanced ratings, and transition from military to civilian aviation.

 

E-mail: DashOneAviation@gmail.com

Mobile: (609) 351-1624

Risto Vukovic

Hi, my is name Risto and I'm a full-time flight instructor, available to fly with you 7 days a week. I offer private pilot training, flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks, and commercial pilot training. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a flight, feel free to contact me at (303)667-7635 or via email at ristovukovic85@gmail.com.

Mike Cherubino

My name is Mike Cherubino.  I’ve been a pilot for Southwest Airlines for the past 19 years. Im currently on leave from the Airline until Sept 2021, and Im using this time to attend A&P School.  I’m and ATP, with CFI instrument and Multi engine ratings. I’m available most afternoons, evenings and some weekends. I enjoy teaching, but don't want to take time away from other instructors who are building time.  If one of those instructor are not available, give me a call.  832-654-3513 or email swabino@aol.com

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