At Takeoff Aviation, we love to fly for the thrill of the flight. There is no feeling in the world like taking charge of your craft as it soars through the air. We are driven by sharing that feeling with those who have never known it.
Our top priorities at Takeoff Aviation are always ensuring your safety, and promoting the safety of general aviation throughout the flying community.
Flying is our passion, but it is the bonds we make with the people of the general aviation community that make it more than a hobby. We strive to share our love of flying with the public, encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with local students, and give back to our community .
Tim has over 30 years of aviation experience. He earned his private pilot license in 1985 at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Aero Club. Tim’s FAA certificates include commercial pilot (single engine), flight instructor (CFI), advanced ground instructor (AGI), and airframe and powerplant mechanic (A&P). He has flown 2900 hours, mostly in Cessna, Piper, Grumman, and experimental aircraft (RV-6, RV-8, RV-10). Tim built a 2-seat RV-6 aircraft and a 4-seat RV-10 aircraft, each of which he flew for more than 1000 hours.
Tim has a BS in Electrical Engineering (University of Missouri) and an MS in Electrical Engineering (Air Force Institute of Technology). He is a retired Air Force officer. He has been married for 23 years, and has one son.
Anthony has over 23 years of aviation experience, earning his private pilot's license in 1997 though the non-profit Eagle Flight Squadron in East Orange New Jersey. He has amassed more than 1100 total flying hours in 15 different airframes, holding commercial, instructor and instrument ratings in single and multi-engine land aircraft. Anthony has given more than 400 hours of flight instruction in the Cessna 172, Cessna 152, Piper Cherokee 180 and Piper Archer, as well as other aircraft from various flight schools and private owners. He started Takeoff Aviation, LLC in May 2016 and provides Private and Instrument flight instruction in a Cessna 172M. Anthony has a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from California State University at Long Beach, and a College Certificate in Entrepreneurship Operations from Eastern Florida State College. He has been married for 17 years and has two wonderful daughters, aged 8 and 10.