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Simtech Aviation

OUR FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

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Julian Alarcon

(ATP, CFII, MEI)

FAA Instructor Rating: Airplane Multi/Single Engine, Instrument Airplane, FAA Gold Seal Instructor.

Instructor Specialty: Complex, High Performance, High Altitude, Turbine, Simulators, Technically Advanced Aircraft.

FAA Airman Ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Typed: LR-JET, DHC-8, and EMB-145, Airbus 320.

Julian Alarcon is the founder of Simtech Aviation and an instructor. He has experience flying many different types of aircraft, from gliders to charter pilots. While flying in active-duty service, he simultaneously completed all of his instructor ratings, and less than two years later, he added the Gold Seal endorsement to his instructor certificate.

Passionate about teaching aviation, he decided to pursue a Masters of Science degree in Project Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Julian is currently First Officer for United Airlines and an FAA Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor with more than 1,000 hours of instruction in general aviation flying, plus years of teaching in aviation simulators.

 

Kenneth Bosworth

(ATP, CFII)

FAA Instructor Ratings: Airplane Single Engine, Instrument, Commercial Airplane.

Instructor Specialty: Complex, High Performance, High Altitude, Turbine, Simulators, Technically Advanced Aircraft.

FAA Airman Ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Check Airman EMB-145 Typed; EMB-145, SF-340, DHC-8, B737.

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Kenneth Bosworth is an instructor with Simtech Aviation. He began flight instruction in light General Aviation aircraft in 2006 and made the move to the airlines in early 2008. As a professional commercial pilot for over 11 years (currently with United Airlines), he has flown various single and multi-engine piston aircraft, turboprop and jet aircraft, and was a Check Airman in the Embraer 145.

Kenneth has over 1,000 hours of flight instruction and an aviation degree from Utah Valley University’s renowned aviation program. Kenneth believes that flight instruction is one of the most effective ways to maintain practical and intellectual proficiency in the world of aviation.

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Peter Lynde

(ATP, CFII, MEI)

FAA Instructor Ratings: Airplane Multi/Single Engine, Instrument, Commercial Airplane.

Instructor Specialty: Tailwheel Complex, High Performance, High Altitude, Turbine, Simulators, Technically Advanced Aircraft. 

FAA Airman Ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Typed: DHC-8 and EMB-145.

Peter Lynde is an instructor with Simtech Aviation. He was an instructor at CP Aviation in California, where he taught primary, commercial, instrument procedures, and advanced instruction. Peter is a Captain in an Embraer145 in New York.

Joshua Hjemvick

(ATP, CFII, MEI)

FAA Instructor Ratings: Airplane Multi/Single Engine, Instrument, Commercial Airplane.

Instructor Specialty: Complex, High Performance, High Altitude, Turbine, Simulators, Technically Advanced Aircraft.

FAA Airman Ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Typed: CL-65 (CRJ) and Airbus 320.

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Joshua Hjemvick is an instructor with Simtech Aviation. Josh’s aviation career began as an aviation meteorologist with the U.S. Air Force in 2003 and transitioned to flying in 2007 when he left the service. Currently he is an Airbus 320/321 pilot with JetBlue Airways and maintains a part-time U.S. Air Force Reserve meteorologist position in South Carolina.

Josh brings years of flight instruction and airline experience to Simtech, having served as a flight instructor in Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC. He holds a graduate degree in aviation safety from Florida Institute of Technology.

What do CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, Type Rating mean?

A CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) can teach flying to new pilots working on the Private Pilot Certificate and Commercial in a single engine aircraft. (All of our instructors have CFI).

A CFII (Certified Flight Instructor Instrument) can teach pilots working on their Instrument Rating in a single engine aircraft.

A MEI (Multi-Engine Instructor) can teach multi-engine and if they have their CFII, they can teach Instrument Rating in a multi-engine aircraft.

An ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) is the highest pilot certificate a pilot can earn. Once you obtain an ATP, you generally start working on type ratings.

Type Ratings: certification to fly a large or jet aircraft. You need an ATP certificate to obtain a type rating.

More flight training in less time, with instructors you can trust.