Al “Cappy” Schultz, Flight Instructor
Al received his “Private Pilot” license in 1967 and was drafted into the Navy in 1968. In 1969, he attended Naval flight training at Pensacola, Florida. After 6 months of primary training in the T34 Mentor, Al elected to opt out of the Naval Flight Training program for the Civilian VA Flight Training. He completed his Navy career with the Blue Angels when they were at home and not traveling and he was a rescue medic for the various aviation training units in the Pensacola area.
Al is a CFI/II and has 40 years of aviation experience and has been instructing in the area since 1972. He has been instructing here at River Aviation since 2004.
With his calm approach, experience, and love for flying, Al can make your flight training an enjoyable experience so you’ll feel confident about taking the controls and becoming a pilot.
Contact Al at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Hofelmann, Flight School Director, Airport Manager
River Aviation welcomed new Certified Flight Instructor Kevin Hofelmann to the flight school in September 2009. Kevin came to River Aviation after working as First Officer on the Shorts 360 and Captain on the Cessna Caravan for Airnow/Business Air in Bennington, VT. Kevin flew cargo on the east coast of the United States as far south as Savannah, Georgia. and north to Presque Isle, Maine. Kevin’s primary work took place in upstate New York flying single pilot night IFR for the Federal Reserve and UPS.
Kevin’s previous instructor experience includes working as a CFI/II for Richmor Aviation Inc. located at the Columbia County airport and a year in Daytona Beach, Florida for Phoenix East Aviation. His previous work has given him exposure to a diverse range of national and ethnic backgrounds, as well as a broad understanding of commercial operations. His advanced training includes successful completion of a FlightSafety International Shorts 360 Initial/ SIC Type Rating course at the Laguardia, NY location.
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Greg Schramuk, Flight Instructor Greg graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale majoring in Aviation Management and Aviation Flight in 2009. He achieved his private pilot certificate in 2007 and continued on to earn a Commercial single and multiengine certificate with Instrument privileges in the challenging Chicago airspace system. Upon completion of his commercial pilot certificate, Greg flew for Traffic.com under the O’Hare International airspace for traffic reporting. He also flew as a certified flight instructor for Southern Illinois University Carbondale until graduation. Following graduation, Greg worked at a small joint-use military/civilian airport in Savannah, Georgia and managed their fixed based operation (FBO). Greg has a deep love for flying/Flight Instruction and is excited by all facets of the aviation industry. Greg’s hobbies include working and building cars, snowboarding, swimming, and paint balling.