Chief Instructor, CFI, CFII
Jay started his aviation career by hanging out at airports in high school, obtaining his private license the first year in college. After graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Jay spent 6 years in the Navy flying in F4’s off the USS Saratoga. An aviation career from that point did not happen until after a 35 year stint owning a landscaping business. Retirement looming, teaching and flying became focus. He received his instructor training at The Flying School, and the rest is history.
Ronda Davenport is the voice on the phone when you call The Flying School, ready to help answer you questions and schedule your flights. She has been in the aviation industry for over 15 years and loves being around "all these flying people". Although not a pilot herself, she loves to watch new pilots gain their wings and listening to all of thier stories.
Gold Seal Instructor, CFI, CFII, MEI, Tailwheel Instructor
Don grew up in agriculture and comes from a family of Colorado homesteaders. He started flight training in 1998 at the Fort Collins Airport (3V5). Don earned numerous ratings including his instructor’s certificate in 2002. He began his career with The Flying School in 2006 accumulating over 4200 hours total flight time and over 3700 hours instructing.
Don spends his free time with his wife and son and farming with his family.
Instructor, CFI, CFII
Jason Thomas is a Certified Flight Instructor. He is 45 years old, and has lived in Greeley for over 20 years. He is married and has 2 children. He comes from a family who loves to fly, as his dad was also a pilot. His goal is to be an airline pilot in the majors. He has his rating for Commercial, Instrument Single and Multi-engine and CFI and CFII
John did his CFI training here at The Flying School, and is now a proud member of the team! John is a Colorado native who earned his private license back in 1977. He also has his Instrument, Commercial, Multi and Remote Aircraft Licenses. When he is not instructing, John enjoys flying his personal Cessna 172 and doing anything else aviation related.
danny and kelly freeland
Danny and Kelly took over The Flying School in August of 2016 as a way to help their three sons pursue their dreams of becoming professional pilots. Danny has been a professional pilot since 1996 and is currently a first officer with American Airlines. Kelly graduated from CSU in 1997 and oversees the day to day operations of the school. Both Kelly and Danny were raised in Boulder but now live in Windsor with their children: Chandler, Zach and Jake.