Our Instruction team

Chris Findley, CFI, CFII

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Chris holds a B.S. in Professional Flight Management from Auburn University (‘94). He began flying as a Civil Air Patrol cadet when he was 14, soled when he was 16, and earned his Private Pilot’s Certification at 18. At Auburn he earned his Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, and Flight Instructor ratings. He has instructed at several local Tennessee flight schools, been an aircraft broker, selling everything from small light planes to large corporate jets. He is an Anglican Priest (St. Patrick’s Anglican Church, Murfreesboro) and a Chaplain and pilot with the Civil Air Patrol. He and his wife Sheryl have three children. 

Ian Rodriguez, CFI, CFII

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As a child, Ian was inspired to look deeper into aviation by his father who was in the Air Force.  He began flight training at the age of 16, got his private pilot certificate at 18, and moved to Nashville where he graduated from Belmont University. It was after moving to Nashville that Ian discovered his passion for aviation where he completed his instrument rating, commercial certificate, CFI, and CFII training.  Ian loves sharing his passion for flight with his students while he is working towards his goal of flying for the airlines one day. 

Ronnie Laws, CFI

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Ronnie has always loved aviation and has especially followed military aviation closely through the years. In 2009 he was blessed with the opportunity to begin working in aviation as a career. Ronnie is a graduate of MTSU and in addition to having his instrument, multi-engine and flight instructor ratings, he is a certified Airframe & Powerplant mechanic with Inspector Authorization. Ronnie splits his time between work as a chief pilot and Program Manager in middle TN and family in east TN. He owns a twin engine aircraft which cuts down on the commute time!