Instructors


Frank Gorham

Frank Gorham

Chief Flight Instructor

CFI, CFII

Frank soloed in a Ercoupe in 1957, learned basic aerobatics in an Aeroclub T-34 before graduatiing from the USAF Academy with a Navigator rating in 1960. He went to USAF pilot training to learn in the T-34, T-37, T-33. He trained on the F-102 at the USAF Fighter Interceptor school and accumulated over 1000+ hours in this supersonic fighter while stationed in Germany. Frank left the cockpit for a number of years, returning to earn CFI /CFII ratings and fly competition aerobatics - winning the Primary class at the national championships in 2002. He has logged over 3,600 hours including 1,500 instructing, 1,250 instrument approaches and 5,700 landings.

Fred Melcher

Fred Melcher

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

Fred began his flying career in 1967. He holds all fixed-wing single and multi-engine ratings. He is qualified on single engine seaplanes. Fred earned the Airline Transport Pilot rating. He instructs pilots in single and multi-engine aircraft. He has extensive experience training pilots in light twin-engine airplanes. Fred has accumulated 7000 hours, 4200 of those as a flight instructor

Al Borovich

Al Borovich

Owner

CFI, CFII

Co-owner Al Borovich has been an aviation enthusiast since childhood. After graduating high school, he began flight lessons and at age 19 he first soloed. Since then, he has accumulated over 6,200 hours, 1,700 of which were as CFII. He holds a commercial certificate, instrument and multi-engine ratings and ground instructor, instruments. After retiring from the U. S. Air Force with 22 years of service as an aircraft maintenance officer (F-86, F-100, F-105, F-106, F-15), he spent five years banner flying at Panama City Beach, Florida. Following that, he taught for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Florida. After eight years of teaching, he was selected as Center Director for ERAU and continued in that position until his retirement in 2005. Al owns the Cessna 210.

George Rampulla

George Rampulla

Owner

Airline Transport Pilot

George graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1973 where he started his flying career. He earned his wings at USAF Pilot Training and went on to fly the F-15, F-106, KC-135 and T-33. After twenty years in the Air Force, George went on to fly for the airlines. He flew the Embraer Brazilia, Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767 and the Airbus 300. He has enjoyed over 11,000 hours of flying. Currently, he is a Captain on the Boeing 757 and 767. George owns the Cessna 172.