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Instructors Corner

articles and news from empire aviation’s flight instructors

Flight School

obtain a pilot’s license, advance rating or take a discovery flight

Aircraft

Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee, Apache Geronimo

Solos & Checkrides

students from empire aviation’s flight school

Henderson-Oxford Airport

KHNZ in Oxford, NC is the ideal setting for flying lessons

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Certified Flight Instructors

Empire Aviation has the best flight instructors in the area.
Paul HesseOwner, Empire Aviation
ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI
FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor
9,600 + hours
2002 North Carolina Flight Instructor of the Year
Paul Hesse, CFII
Anthony MaynorEmpire Aviation's first "homegrown" flight instructor!
ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI
AGI & IGI
FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor
1,700 + hours
Anthony Maynor
John E. McLainLong time friend and advisor to Empire Aviation, John McLain accrued over 18,000 flight hours before retiring as a career flight instructor. He also conducted over 4000 flight tests in his twenty-five years as a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). John often holds open round-table discussions when out at the field. Don't miss his many articles under the "Instructors Corner" section of the web site.John McLain, CFII, DPE