Aysha Harward, Chief CFI, CFII

Aysha gained real-life flight experience early on, by completing a 6-month internship flying the Cessna Caravan with Native American Air Ambulance.  Upon graduating with an Associate’s degree in Airway Science and Technology - Flight Emphasis (from the Univ. of N. Dakota),  Aysha secured a flight instructor position at Sawyer Aviation, the last existing flight school operating within class B airspace.  Aysha went on to fly as a corporate contract pilot for Southwest Gas Corporation flying a Citation Jet V, and a King Air 350 for Cashman Equipment in Las Vegas.  She also gained 121 experience flying for Horizon Air as a first officer in the Dash 8 Q400 and the Dash 8 Q200.

After stepping away to raise and homeschool her 3 precious sons, Aysha is returning to her love of flying as the Chief CFI at Flying High Again.  A great example to her boys AND our CFIs, Aysha is working hard to help FHA provide the best curriculum and skillsets for students to realize their dreams and feel confident as they go into their checkrides and then as certified pilots as they begin their journey in the aviation industry!

Julia Cornay, CFI, CFII

J.C. has a B.S. in Kinesiology from UT Knoxville.  She actually began flying with her father as a little girl.  However, it was only after completing her degree that she realized her true passion lies in the adventure and thrill of aviation.  She has since completed her private, instrument, commercial and CFI ratings and has also accrued over 100 hours of tailwheel time.  J.C. is excited to share her love of aviation and all of the exciting things that come with it, while working towards her dream job of flying for the U.S. Air Force.   If you can't find her at the airport, she's probably coaching volleyball or hiking a mountain.


Amanda Doss, CFI, CFII

Amanda holds a B.S. in Aerospace, Professional Pilot and an M.S. in Aviation Education, both from Middle Tennessee State University.  She began flying in 1996 in Huntsville, AL, earning her Private Pilot's license before relocating to Murfreesboro to attend MTSU to complete both degrees, instrument, commercial, CFI and CFII ratings.  She currently teaches as an adjunct professor and an academic advisor, but has also worked with business development and maintenance for a Part 135 operation.

Nick Barker, CFI, CFII

Nick moved to Middle TN in 2018 after separating from the Air Force, where he served 6 years of active duty as a KC135 in-flight refueler.  While in the Air Force he accumulated approximately 1300 hours of flight experience, and also served as a flight evaluator (check airman).  After settling in Middle TN, Nick enrolled in the MTSU’s Professional Pilot program. He completed his private and commercial certificates, along with getting his instrument, multi engine, and CFI ratings there. He will be graduating with a B.S. in Aerospace, Professional Pilot this year. Nick completed CFII training through Flying High Again and was then hired to join our team!

Michael Dobson, CFI, CFII

Michael's aviation career first started when he joined the Army as an OH-58D electrician.  After a few years of service and taking a "morale flight" with his troop, he knew he wanted to be in the sky.  Michael transferred from Tennessee Tech to MTSU and joined the aerospace department where he earned all of his ratings.  When on the ground he loves the outdoors and is an avid bass fisherman and kayaker.

Michael loves to teach others the joys of aviation, and looks forward to working with you in the sky!

Matt Crosby, CFI, CFII

Matt graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Law from Baylor University, where he played on the NCAA Men’s Golf Team.  During his time at Baylor he earned both 1st team Academic All American and All Big 12 conference honors.  Growing up he lived in several parts of the country, but Matt has called Nashville his home for the past 8 years. 

Aviation has always been a dream of his, and he became a CFII to share his passion and knowledge with prospective students.  When not flying Matt enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, and spending time with his friends and family. 

Our CFIs are looking forward to providing you the best flight training experience in the Nashville area!