Our King Air Instructors
- Lead Instructor & Owner of EFT
- FAA “Gold Seal” & Master CFI
- Former Airline Pilot
- Former Boeing 737 instructor for USAirways
- Over 30,000 total flight hours
- ATP, CFI, CFII-MEI
- Former F/A-18 Fighter Pilot
- Former Check Pilot for King Air
- Over 10,000 total flight hours
- ATP, MEI, MEI (I)
- Marine Corps Pilot (22 years)
- Over 4,100 military flight hours
- Over 2,900 GA flight hours
- Type rated in BE300/350 and BE200/250
- ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
- 30 years of flying and instructing
- Former lead instructor for U.S. Marine Corps on the King Air
- Current Airline Pilot
- ATP, CFI, MEI
Doug Carmody is a former airline Captain with over 30,000 flight hours. He has over 32 years of instructional experience in turbine aircraft and is the author of 4 King Air text books. Along with being a contract instructor, he's also a corporate pilot, a charter pilot, a licensed A & P Mechanic, and author of 15 aviation books and numerous magazine articles.
Former Airline Captain
(USAirways; now American)
Former Boeing 737 instructor for USAirways
Former Contract Instructor
Former Contract Pilot
Former Corporate Pilot
Former Charter Pilot
32 years of instructional experience in turbine aircraft
FAA Pilot Proficiency Examiner (PPE) in the CE500/525/510/560XL
Licensed in Single and Multi-engine airplanes as an ATP, CFI, CFII-MEI
Over 30,000 hours total flight time
Author of 15 aviation related books, numerous magazine articles and computer-based training modules
Turbojet Flight Engineer
Licensed A & P Mechanic
Former FAAST Team Safety Counselor
FAA “Gold Seal” and Master CFI
Type ratings include the following:
- Airbus A319/320/321
- Beechcraft BE-300
- Boeing 767/757/737
- Cessna CE500/510/525/560XL
- Douglas DC-9
- Fokker F100 & F28
- Embraer EMB-110
- SIC rated in the CE-650
Bob’s flying Career began at Southern Illinois University in 1986 in the Aviation Flight/Management program, flying multiple single and light twin general aviation aircraft.
His military background spanned 28 years of service to include 26 continuous years of flying Marine F/A-18 fighters and the King Air Series (UC-12) Aircraft. In addition to his Fighter Experience, Bob was the Marine Corps’ Lead Standards and Evaluation Check Pilot for the King Air 200 for over 12 years, providing Standardization, Evaluation and Instruction for Marine Corps and Navy BE-20 units and their pilots worldwide.
Bob’s commercial flight experience also includes over 17 years of Part 121 flying with a Major International Cargo Carrier, flying Boeing 727 and 757/767 Heavy Jet transports.
His Ratings/Certificates include ATP, MEI, MEI (I), Turbojet Flight Engineer with Multiple Heavy Jet and Turboprop Type ratings.
Bob has been an Instructor with Executive Flight Training since 2015 where he specializes in Instructing the full King Air Series Aircraft and many other multi-engine reciprocating and turboprop airplanes.
A veteran of 22 years of United States Marine Corps Aviation, Derek began flying in 1990. Accumulating over 4,100 hours of military flight time as both an aviator and instructor in the F/A-18 and UC-12 King Air, Derek retired from active duty in 2012. As a DOD contractor, he flew King Air 200 and King Air 350 aircraft in both Afghanistan and multiple locations in Africa. Derek joined the Executive Flight Training team in January of 2015. A longtime aircraft owner, his general aviation experience includes over 2,900 hours in multiple makes and models. An ATP rated pilot and type rated in both BE300/350 and BE200/250 aircraft, Derek holds ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI certificates with tailwheel endorsement.
John has over 30 years of flying and instructional experience including a combat tour in the F-18. While in the Marine Corps, John was a lead instructor and check pilot on the Beechcraft King Air series and flew numerous intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in the King Air 200 and 350. In addition to contract instruction for Executive Flight Training, John also flies for a major US airline. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Science over 7,500 hours of turbine experience. He is the author of many safety reports, and apparently grows a Fu Manchu on his off days.