Our instructors are chosen with special care. They demonstrate professionalism, enthusiasm, and the ability
to communicate effectively. They’re aim is to provide you with personalized attention and to help you fly!

  • David Kraftchak Jr.   CFI CFII

    Belle Chasse, LA
    "After a childhood dream of becoming a pilot I began flying in 2000. I have been a professional musician and entertainer serving in the U.S. Navy for 15 years and plan to retire in 2018 from our Armed Forces. When I complete my service to Uncle Sam I plan to work full time in aviation and continue to share my passion of flight with others. For the past 2 years I have continued to learn new skills and expand my education at the Flight Academy of New Orleans and am proud to be a member of this FAMILY!"

  • Timothy Martin   CFI CFII

    New Orleans, LA
    "I was born in New Orleans and left the city in 1986 and joined the military. After leaving the military, I began flying general aviation in 2003. I am excited to be a new member of the FANO team. I look forward to seeing you in the future to help you towards your goals in aviation."

  • Errol Terrio   A&P

    New Sarpy, LA
    "As an A&P Mechanic since April 1969, I takes great pride in my work. Reliability means taking the time to do it right the first time! There is no "cloud-side" maintenance available."

  • Wade DeVillier   Commercial Pilot

    New Orleans, LA
    "I began flying in 1998. I was born in New Orleans and have spent a large amount of time in the water growing up. My aviation career has lead me through many paths from seaplanes to flying in Alaska. I look forward to sharing what I have learned to the student through my experiences."

  • David Goodhue   CFI CFII MEI

    Richmond, VA
    "I was born in Rockville Maryland and lived in Richmond Virginia. I have been fascinated with airplanes and flying since I was a little kid and decided in college I wanted to be a pilot. There's nothing I love more than flying planes and sharing that experience with others."

  • Jose Matus   CFI

    Mexico City
    "I was born in Mexico City where I started my aviation career. I moved to the US where I continue growing in Aviation. I became a CFI to help others like myself to achieve the dreams of flying in a safe and professional environment, no mater their place of origin."


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Our staff is here to help you enjoy your time with us, and become an excellent pilot!

  • Ankur Hukmani   Chief Instructor

    New Orleans - Originally from New Delhi
    "As our Chief Flight Instructor, I am able to use my two passions, flying and teaching. I gained my flight experience flying for Northwest Airlines as a U.S. commercial airline pilot. It was a great job !  "

  • Krystal Hukmani   Managing Director

    New Orleans, LA
    "As our Managing Director and Director of Admissions, helping our pilots realize their dream to get their ratings is very gratifying. Your success is our success. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be your flight trianing provider."

  • Brittney Dufrene   Office Manager

    Destrehan, LA "My goal as Office Manager is to help make your process go as smoothly as possible. I look forward to getting to know more about you, your passions, and your success stories and goals. I am here as a valuable resource who supports you every step of the way. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or requests: Email "

  • Tiffany Scott   Office Assistant

    New Orleans, LA
    "I am excited to be a new member of the FANO team. I look forward to providing support to students pursuing their dreams in aviation and offering our guest the best customer experience when it comes to our flight tours."

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